Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegated) (albo)

Hoya Heuschkeliana (Outer Margin Variegated)

Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is an epiphytic hoya that is native to the Philippines. It is incorrectly named albomarginata due to its striking white, thin border along the the leaves. The proper way to name this hoya is using parentheses (outer margin variegation)

During the warmer months, this species grows tiny green leaves on trailing branches and a number of clusters of flowers. Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) thrives in a variety of conditions and grows quickly. The leaves of the Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) are thick and waxy, with a lovely emerald green coloration. Due to its thick leaves, it is often termed as a succulent. The upper surfaces are a paler shade of green than the lower ones. Sizes range from 1.2 to 3 inches in length and width.

Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) grows blooms that come in many colors, including butter yellow and pink, although pink to dark pink blooms are more common. It's adaptable enough to thrive in pots or on the ground. Hoya heuschkeliana variagated is its scientific name.

It grows well when hung in baskets or wrapped around a support, such as a trellis.


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Scientific name: Hoya Heuschkeliana variegated

Common names: Wax plant, porcelain flower, waxvine

Origin: Phillippines.

Flower colour: Pink to dark pink

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care?

Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation)

Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) grows well when exposed to dappled light. Make sure to give your Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) plenty of water throughout the summer and spring ( about 1-3 times a week depending on how warm and dry your environment is). Fall and winter are dry seasons, so watering should be reduced to once or twice a week. Feed your Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) regularly throughout the growing season. A well-balanced liquid fertiliser can be used for this. Reduce your food intake during the colder winter months. Temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for this plant (15 degrees Celsius).


  • Less watering 
  • Temperature range 60 degrees F and above, but not more than 75 degrees F
  • Humidity range 60% and above
  • Well-draining loose organic soil
  • Bright indirect light

Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • Medium to bright light, such as that provided by a window a few feet away, is ideal for Hoya heuschkeliana Albomarginata(outer margin variegation).
  • Use a sheer curtain to soften the sunlight coming in through the window during the few hours it is exposed each day.
  • If you don't have access to natural light, a fluorescent lamp will do the trick for your Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation). Make sure there's plenty of light, but don't expose anyone to the scorching rays of the sun.

Temperature Requirements:

  • The best conditions for Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) are temperatures between moderate and warm. A constant temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius) or higher will ensure their continued happiness and health. During the plant's growing season, make sure it gets enough light and water.
  • Providing the right environment for Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) during its critical growing season is essential to the plant's health and survival. Bring your Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) indoors after a half day of sunlight, as the weather is beginning to turn cold.
  • The Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is best brought indoors for the winter, as it is susceptible to frost damage if left outside. The Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is only partially dormant during the colder months.
  • Do your best to seal off any draughts and keep them far from any heat sources.

Humidity Requirements:

  • Humidity levels of 60% or higher are ideal for the Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) plant. This is due to the high humidity levels present in the Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation)'s natural habitat.
  • Unfortunately, most houses have humidity levels between 30 and 40 percent.
  • The good news is that a humidifier can be used to easily raise the relative humidity around the Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation). Try increasing the humidity with a pebble tray.

Watering Requirements:

  • Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) only requires a little water due to its thick, water-storing leaves and generally short roots. Treat it like a succulent in terms of watering, waiting until the soil is completely dry before giving it a good soaking. During the spring and summer, when Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is actively growing, keep the soil moist.
  • Check the soil's moisture content with a moisture metre or your finger before watering Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation), as this plant is prone to root rot if overwatered. When a plant is thirsty, its leaves will curl and wrinkle, too.
  • So, keep an eye on your Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) and water it appropriately to prevent the soil from drying out to the point where the leaves begin to shrivel.
  • It's important to water your plant more frequently during the dry season so that it doesn't become susceptible to diseases. However, watering is unnecessary during the winter.

Soil Requirements:

  • To prevent waterlogged soil, make sure Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is planted in soil that drains well and contains a lot of perlite or something comparable (up to 50% is acceptable). It doesn't bother Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) to be somewhat root-bound. This plant prefers a pleasant and rich mixture of soil.
  • Being an epiphyte, Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is accustomed to the rich soil in which they will grow. A combination of organic potting soil, compost, worm castings, and orchid growing mixture is what you can use (which is a combination of fine bark and perlite).
  • Perlite or bark are good additions because your Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation) is an epiphyte, much like orchids, and needs excellent drainage. Additionally, you could use coco coir, leaf mould, or charcoal. For this Hoya, USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b are ideal.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Higher nitrogen fertiliser stimulates foliar development in Hoya heuschkeliana (outer margin variegation). As they are about to bloom, switch to a higher phosphorous content. 
  • Use a fish emulsion or a full liquid fertiliser twice a month to fertilise during the majority of the summer.
  • Worm castings or compost can be added as a top-dressing in the spring because they act as a slow-release fertiliser. Avoid fertilising in the winter or the fall.


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