Hoya burtoniae vine is one of the most beautiful, sweetest smelling plants in the world. These vines thrive outside and in greenhouses alike. Originally from Indonesia, their leaves are lined with red-tinged white flowers that will bloom all year round if they receive proper water and sunlight throughout their growth. This hardy plant won't require too much care, and can even tolerate some neglect.
When it comes to watering your Hoya burtoniae, be sure to give it a good soaking once the top of the soil has dried out. These plants do not like to sit in soggy soil, so make sure that the pot has adequate drainage. During the winter months, you can cut back on the frequency of watering since the plant will be dormant. Just make sure not to let the soil dry out completely. For best results, use lukewarm water when watering your Hoya burtoniae.
As for sunlight, these vines prefer bright indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sun, but too much will scorch their leaves. If you're growing your vine indoors, be sure to place it near a window where it will receive plenty of light.
Hoya burtoniae are not heavy feeders, so you won't need to fertilize them too often. A general-purpose fertilizer applied every few months should be sufficient. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package, as over-fertilizing can damage the plant.
These vines are relatively low-maintenance, but there are a few things you should watch out for. One is mealybugs, which are small pests that suck the sap out of plants. To get rid of them, simply wipe them off with a damp cloth or cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Another potential problem is powdery mildew, a white powdery fungus that can grow on the leaves of the plant. If you see any signs of this, be sure to act quickly by spraying the plant with a fungicide.
With proper care, your Hoya burtoniae vine will thrive and provide you with beautiful blooms for many years to come.