Hoya eliptica (Turtle Shell Hoya)

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Elliptical, Tortoise patterned leaves up to 4 inches (10 cm) long, and 2.4 inches (6 cm) wide on this beautiful rambling hoya. Native to lowland areas of ThailandBorneo (Kalimantan and Sabah), Malaysia, and Sumatra, where it grows as an epiphyte. 

H. elliptica grows well indoors in bright indirect light but will tolerate pretty low light levels, although it becomes weak and leggy, produce fewer leaves, and may not flower without bright light.

Soil: Whatever soil you plant your H. elliptica in, it should be well-draining, provide excellent aeration, and not hold too much water.

Temperature: As a tropical plant, it thrives in warm, moist, humid climates. Keep it away from drafty windows and doorways during the colder months. H. elliptica can withstand temperatures as low as 40 °F

Water regularly in spring and summer. Soak the soil thoroughly until the water drains out of the drainage holes. Then let the soil dry out between watering. H. elliptica is relatively dormant and needs only moderate watering in fall and winter.