Hoya Lacunosa 'Amarillo'

Hola Lacunosa 'Amarillo'

Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo is a variegated cultivar of Hoya Lacunosa that features variegated dimpled leaves. The base color of the leaves is dark green with a light green, splotchy variegation pattern. The leave themselves are rather stiff and have a cardboard-like feel to them.


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Scientific name: Hoya Lacunosa spp

Common names: Hoya Amarillo

Origin: cultivar

Flower colour: N/A

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo

Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo is a unique plant that requires special light requirements to thrive. The amount of light and the type of light it needs will vary depending on its environment and other environmental factors.


  • Bright indirect light
  • Less watering, semi arid conditions.
  • Well-draining soil with organic content
  • Temperature range 18-25 degrees C
  • Humidity requirements 50-85%
  • Fertilizing during the growing season

Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • To successfully care for Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo, it is important to understand what type and how much light it needs:
  • First, it should be placed in an area of indirect sunlight or bright, but not direct, sunlight. This will ensure that the plant gets the necessary amount of bright light without being exposed to too much direct sun. 
  • In addition, the foliage should be rotated occasionally so that all sides receive equal amounts of light.
  • When kept indoors, artificial grow lights can be used if natural sunlight is unavailable or insufficient. Here are some key points about caring for Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo:

Temperature Requirements:

  • Temperature requirements are an important factor when growing Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo. A successful cultivation of this species requires temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius. The following conditions must be taken into account for a successful growth:
  •  High temperatures can cause the plant to die due to overheating, while low temperatures can make it vulnerable to diseases.
  • Ideal temperatures should be maintained during the day and night. This means that if the temperature is too high during the day, it should be reduced at night to avoid stressing the plant.

Humidity Requirements:

  • The ideal humidity range for Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo is between 50-85%. 
  • Lower than this can cause dehydration and stunted growth, while higher levels can lead to problems with mold and mildew. 
  • It's important that the humidity level is kept relatively constant; fluctuations of more than 10% should be avoided as this can cause stress on the plant.
  • In order to maintain an appropriate level of humidity for Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo, there are a few things that can be done:

• Misting: Spray the leaves with water to increase their moisture content

• Grouping: Growing multiple plants together creates a microclimate of sorts where humidity is naturally higher

• Humidifiers: Utilizing a device like a humidifier may help achieve the desired humidity range for your plants

Watering Requirements:

  • Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo, like other hoyas, thrives in semi-arid conditions. 
  • Only water your hoya when the top two inches of soil are completely dry. To check this, insert your finger into the soil. If the soil is dry to touch at a depth of two inches, water your hoya. 
  • Always use a gentle flow of water to water your hoya. Additionally, incest in a pot with drainage holes so that the excess water can run out.

Soil Requirements:

  • The watering needs of Hoya Lacunosa Amarillo are typical. That's why it's important to exercise caution and avoid drowning it in water.
  • During the growing seasons of spring and summer, it cannot survive in soil that is too wet, soggy, or waterlogged. During these times, it does require a fair amount of watering.
  • The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Taking a look at the soil before you water is the best way to ensure this is happening. If the top inch or two of soil is dry, add water (this takes about 15 minutes). Since this is the case, the soil won't dry out.
  • It's important to keep the soil moist, but not soaked, to prevent problems like root rot caused by bacteria and fungi.
  • Fall and winter are the seasons when you should cut back on your water use. Drying soil takes a lot longer in the colder weather of this season. So, let the ground dry out even more.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Only in the spring and summer should you give your Hoya. It's in a growing phase now, so give it some extra TLC by providing it with sunshine, water, and fertiliser.
  • You shouldn't feed it in the fall and winter because it's done growing for the year.
  • Water-soluble fertiliser should be applied once a month at a half strength concentration. Formulations with N-P-K ratios of 2-1-2 and 3-1-2 are also very effective.
  • The latter two choices are best if you want to promote increased growth of foliage. Or if you find that the plant isn't putting out enough or big enough leaves.
  • If you notice that your plant is not flowering as much as you would like, try switching to a 5-10-5 mixture. Due to its higher phosphorus content, this variety is more likely to bloom. You should get started around two months before the expected flowering time.
  • Reduce the amount of fertiliser you use. Hoya Swiffer's Tail does not have a large appetite. In addition, the plant's shallow root system cannot tolerate an excessive amount of fertilizer's chemical residue.
  • It is recommended to flush the soil once every few months to avoid a buildup of excess fertiliser salts.


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