Hoya Sigillatis Alas River

Hoya Sigillatis Alas River

The Hoya Sigillatis Alas River is a variant of Hoya Sigillatis, and features similar leaves, dark green long leaves with silvery speckles; however, the leaves on Hoya Sigillatis Alas River are smaller than its parent species. 

When their leaves are subjected to too much light, they develop a crimson or burgundy hue.

It behaves like any other hoya and will climb if given the chance. However, due to its attractiveness as a hanging plant, many gardeners and owners favour growing it this way. Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River leaves can be anywhere from 1 to 3 inches long and just a hair wider than half an inch, despite the plant's seemingly tiny stature. Islands in Southeast Asia like Borneo and Malaysia are home to it in its natural environment.

Its blooms are also different from Hoya Sigillatis. The plant grows fluffy pink blooms that look nothing like the compact flowers of its parent species.


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Scientific name: Hoya Sigillatis spp.

Common names: Alas River

Origin: Borneo, Malaysia

Flower colour: Pink

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River?

Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River Alas River  requires the same care as other hoyas: less watering, dry and well-draining soil and bright, indirect light. With adequate care, the Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River Alas River is a long lived plant with growing potential.


  • Bright, indirect light
  • Temperature range 60 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Humidity range between  between 65% and 85%
  • Well-draining organic soil
  • Less watering
  • Organic fertilizing during the growing season

Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • The Hoya Sigillatis Alas River will flourish in a space with moderate to bright lighting. Nonetheless, avoid direct exposure to sunlight and other sources of intense illumination. Put it where it won't be exposed to the sun.
  • Too much exposure to sunlight will cause the leaves to wilt. The slightly bloodier hue that develops is actually preferred by some gardeners. This is, however, a sign of sun stress.
  • It should only be exposed for a short time. To this end, a window facing north or east is ideal. With regards to the latter, make sure there is sufficient lighting. For your Hoya Sigillatis Alas River to produce flowers, follow these steps.

Temperature Requirements:

  • Temperatures between 60 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for Hoya Sigillatis Alas River.

  • When the mercury drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River starts to shiver. Before the temperature drops too low, bring your plant inside.

  • If you want your plant to survive the colder months, put it on a heating mat. The kitchen and bathroom are usually warmer than the rest of the house, so these are also good spots to put your hoya.

Humidity Requirements:

  • Hoya Sigillatis Alas River thrives in conditions where the relative humidity is between 65 and 85 percent. Such an environment is ideal for its growth.
  • In comparison to other hoyas, the Sigillatis has narrower leaves (and thinner stems as well). As a result, it can't store as much liquid as other materials can. Because of this, you should try to keep the indoor relative humidity at around 50% (or at least 40%).
  • Because of this, it will continue to be strong and fulfilled. It prevents the leaves from drying out and turning brown at the tips.
  • You can easily and quickly hydrate your hoya by misting it. However, you'll need to keep up with this practice on a regular basis if you want to reap the benefits for the long term. If you don't want to have to remember to water it or if you don't have the time, you can put it in a group of other plants or on a pebble tray.
  • The simpler option is to use a humidifier.

Watering Requirements:

  • It is best to wait until some of the soil has dried out before watering the plant.
  • All you have to do is dig with your index finger past your first knuckle and up to your second. This is roughly 2 inches below the surface of the ground.
  • If the soil is completely dry, it's time to water. However, you should wait until after that time has passed. Watering soil that already contains sufficient moisture is pointless.
  • The soil becomes saturated and can no longer absorb any more water. When you do this, the roots will continue to be underwater (which will deprive them of oxygen they need). Because of this, root rot is significantly more likely to occur.
  • The Hoya Sigillatis Alas River Alas River, when cared for according to these instructions, will need watering once every 7 days during the warmer months and once every 2 weeks (give or take a few days) during the colder months.

Soil Requirements:

  • Avoiding overwatering your Hoya Sigillatis Alas River can also be accomplished through the use of a suitable potting soil.
  • A mixture that is light, airy, and drains easily is preferred. The ideal range for soil pH for its development is between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • In this case, it's because the plant does better when its roots are constantly getting air. Waterlogging and overwatering can be avoided if there is a way to drain the surplus water.
  • Creating suitable soil is surprisingly easy. You can always buy potting soil if you don't want to bother with making your own at home.
  • It can be cheaper and give you more options in the long run to make your own potting soil at home, so here are some things to think about.
  • Combine potting soil amendments like perlite, charcoal, and pine bark.
  • a potting mix consisting of perlite, cactus soil, and orchid soil
  • Specialized soil for succulents
  • Coco coir mixed with potting soil
  • Blended potting soil with perlite and coco coir
  • To save time and money, pick the one that has ingredients you already have on hand or the one you think will work best.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Feeding the Hoya Sigillatis Alas River will hasten its growth and development. 
  • It does well with a little fertiliser. This means you can use a weaker product or switch to a different type of fertiliser. In terms of fertiliser, it doesn't care what you use as long as you use something.
  • This is why you can use any kind of houseplant fertiliser, from a balanced one to an all-purpose one.
  • If applied once a month during the spring and summer, the foliage will develop more quickly. Furthermore, no extra care or feeding is needed during the winter months while the plant is dormant.
  • You should switch to a different type of fertiliser when the Hoya Sigillatis Alas River is about to bloom or is in flower.
  • Instead of using a nitrogen-rich fertiliser (which promotes foliage growth) now is the time to use a phosphorus-rich product. After that, you can use your regular fertiliser again.


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