Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) (Albo)

Hoya Polyneura (Outer Margin Variegated)

Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) is a variegated variety of Hoya polyneura (Fishtail Hoya). Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) is a beautiful, delicate plant with thin leaves that have a venation pattern resembling a fishtail (or mermaid's tail). The outside edge of the leaves is thinly outlined with a white variegation pattern. 


The inflorescence consists of a number of hanging or more upright flowers arranged in an umbel. The flowers have centres that are red and creamy yellow. They appear to be made of wax and are born in clusters with a star-like shape. The surface of the flower is smooth and devoid of the tiny hairs typical of many other Hoyas. They have a strong scent.

Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) blooms from spurs, just like all other Hoya species. These emerge from the axils of the leaves and stem; they may not bear flowers at first, but eventually, buds will appear from the tips of the spurs. These same spurs produce new flowers every season, so they shouldn't be harmed or taken away.

The plant blooms from spring until late summer; on the same peduncle, it can create umbels of 5 to 15 tiny star-shaped flowers that develop gradually over the course of 2 to 3 weeks. Early in the evening is when the scent is strongest.


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Scientific name: Hoya polyneura

Common names: Fishtail Hoya

Origin: Southeast Asia

Flower colour: Creamy yellow corollas with red centers

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care?

Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated)

Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) has the same care requirements as other hoyas; bright indirect light, semi-arid conditions, and well-draining soil with organic content help make for a happy, thriving plant.


  • Bright, indirect light
  • Temperature range between 50 and 77 Fahrenheit
  • Humidity levels above 60%
  • Semi-arid conditions
  • Well-draining soil
  • Fertilizing during the growing season

Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) Detail

Light Requirements:

  • If you want Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) to thrive, you might want to provide it with a moderately lit environment with bright but indirect light.
  • Make sure there is enough indirect light there. It works best with windows facing northeast.
  • It has thin, delicate leaves. Keep them away from direct sunlight to prevent burning the leaves. Although Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) can tolerate low light, don't count on it to thrive there.

Temperature Requirements:

  • Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) thrives in temperatures between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius (50 and 77 Fahrenheit). However, it can function in temperatures as low as 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The reason for this is that the native Hoya polyneura only grows in the colder regions of the Himalayas, such as Tibet and India.
  • A further drop in temperature should never be applied. The leaves are so delicate that they will essentially be burned by the frost.
  • If temperatures are too high, its growth may be accelerated. That's why its expansion speeds up during the warmer months.
  • It's important to remember that temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, as well as 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, can be detrimental to Hoya Polyneura Albomarginata.
  • Thus, plants may experience harm to their constituent parts due to a reduction in their ability to take in water and nutrients. This could cause the vine on your plant to wilt.

Humidity Requirements:

  • Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) is the same as other Hoyas; in fact, if the humidity is high, this Fish Tail Hoya will produce abundant leaves and flowers.
  • While these plants can survive in a wide variety of humidity levels, 60% or higher is ideal. It's not hard to make your home humid if you want it to be.
  • You can use humidifiers and pebble trays to create ideal humidity levels. Additionally, if your plant hasn’t fully rooted, you can always use a humidity dome.

Watering Requirements:

  • Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated), like most Hoyas, does not do well in wet, muddy soil.
  • When the soil has absorbed enough water, you should wait for it to dry out before watering it again. It can be slightly damp without being soaked through.
  • In order to create an effective watering strategy, it is necessary to examine the soil's drying pattern. Feel the soil with your finger or a stick to determine how wet it is.
  • During the warmer months of spring and summer, once or twice weekly watering should be sufficient. But once every fourteen to twenty days will do for the colder months.
  • Root rot occurs when oxygen isn't able to reach the plant's roots because of an abundance of water. Overwatering also causes the leaves to turn yellow, so be careful not to do that.
  • Signs of being underwater are leaves that look wrinkled and dry.

Soil Requirements:

  • Soil drainage is essential for the Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated). This soil has larger pores that let water drain away, protecting plant roots from drowning.
  • Worm castings, perlite, and pumice can be mixed with orchid bark at a ratio of 1:1:2 for an ideal soil mix.
  • In order to ensure that your soil drains properly, perlite is the most important component.
  • Other options that seem to work well are cactus mix, orchid mix, and perlite. Soil with a slight acidity is ideal, but neutral conditions are sufficient for growth (pH 6.5-7).

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Fertilizer needs to be applied on a consistent basis to ensure the fragile vine grows healthily.
  • Hoya polyneura (outer margin variegated) is a good feeder, so be sure to provide it with plenty offertiliser during the growing season. If you don't, you'll see that its leaves aren't as bright as they should be.
  • Nitrogen deficiency can be corrected by using one teaspoon of fish fertiliser per gallon of water. In order to provide the Hoya with moisture, the solution can be sprayed on the plant's stems and leaves.


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