Care Instructions

Hoya Carnosa (Hoya)

Water when the potting soil becomes almost completely dry. Water in the morning. Pour the water evenly over the soil. Always keep the season in mind when caring for a Hoya.

 

Aphelandra Dania (Snow White)

Keep in a humid, bright indirect sunlit environment with moist, well drained soil and fertilise in spring and autumn. The snow white is an easy one to care for, the leaves will slowly droop if it needs more water.

 

Calathea Orbifolia (Prayer plant)

Keep in indirect sunlight but can also survive shady spots. It requires moist soil with drainage and fertilising in spring and autumn. The Calathea range enjoys moist and humid environments as its mainly found in  rain forests. Its best kept in kitchens and bathrooms, mist leaves when possible. 

 

Calathea Roseo Picta (Rose painted prayer plant)

Keep in indirect sunlight but can also survive shady spots. It requires moist soil with drainage and fertilising in spring and autumn. The Calathea range enjoys moist and humid environments as its mainly found in  rain forests. Its best kept in kitchens and bathrooms, mist leaves when possible. 

 

Indian Rope Hoya (Hoya Compacta)

The Hoya tolerates dry soil well, however they do prefer weekly watering during the summer. I water mine every two weeks in the cooler months and once a week during the warmer months. Dig your finger deep into the soil before watering allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out between watering. Keep the Hoya where they will get bright light with direct sun in the morning, they will tolerate shade however filtered light is preferred.

 

 Tineke Ficus (Ficus Elastica)

Keep in indirect sunlight. Water moderately in spring and summer and keep the soil moist. During the winter water the Ficus only every couple of weeks. Ficus plants do not like waterlogged roots, try not to over water.

 

 

At Jacob & Roy we use charcoal in our pots to absorb water. Charcoal stores  carbon and nutrients, and enhances growth and is the ideal medium to assist with drainage. We use Peat Moss as a top coat, which helps with protecting against temperature extremes and moisture loss.

We recommend watering your plants once a week (that's what we do), this can vary from one environment to another. Over watering is common, plants will always give you  warning when they need more water.