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Octavia's survival guide

Talk about a bed hair day

Octavia is seriously weird. She was that quiet kid plant at the back of the classroom who would sketch twisted drawings into the textbooks. She never spoke to anybody and kept to herself, her only friend was a black beetle that she kept in a jar. She’d feed it insects that she’d stamp with her feet and then scrape off and slather into the jar. Octavia would sometimes blurt out strange, cryptic things that’d make people shiver. Once she told a kid that his parents would die one day and he had to be sent home because he couldn’t stop crying.

pot has a diameter of 10 cm
Moderate water needed
Not needed
15 cm tall, including pot
South facing no direct sunlight
Not toxic
Once a month in summer

Our Care App will help you after your purchase.

What makes Octavia so special

The Hoya Retusa is a native of India and looks a little like when somebody gets out of bed and has bed hair. The plant has a sprawl of long, thin veins that come out in all directions and randomly has tiny white flowers with red coronas. Octavia is a peculiar plant to say the least, she’s pretty low maintenance and likes to keep to herself. Medium-to-frequent watering will suffice here and bright, indirect sunlight will keep Octavia happy. Octavia can be toxic to everything and everyone around her. She contains hoya milky latex and is extremely reactive to the skin, resulting in severe allergic reactions.

Hey you! You may have noticed that this plant was once classified as an air purifier. While all plants do purify your air to an extent, it's significantly less than this green amigo would like to take credit for! Wanna learn more? Read about it here.

Hoya Retusa | Grass Leafed Hoya (S)

Octavia

Length
How do you measure height?

Good question! We measure the height from the top of the plant to the bottom of the pot (including the pot itself).

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Plant Care App

Our app will tell you exactly when and how much to feed and water your plants. Are you already a pro in taking care of your plant? Great! The App is completely optional of course.

Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some questions about ordering plants online. Makes total sense! We've combined the most common questions (and answers) below.

How do you make sure my plant arrives safely?

We are experts at packaging plants for a safe plant delivery. Our boxes have a clever design that ensures plants stay snuggly in one place throughout their journey to your home.

Will I get the same plant as pictured?

We make every effort to ensure the plant you receive matches very closely to the plant you see on our site. Always remember that these green amigo's are living creatures, each with their unique style. Let's just say we don't always look like our profile picture either!

Do I need a green thumb to begin having plants?

If you're new to plant parenthood, you should definitely try our Plantsome App. The app makes light work of plant care by sending water and fertilizer alerts to your phone exactly when your plants need it. #Easy!

How does your 3-Month Happy Plant Guarantee Work?

Are your beloved green amigo's not in good shape? Worry not, Plantsome provides a 3-month happy plant guarantee on all of its plants. Read more about it here.

Read what our customers are saying.

Honest reviews from real customers!

I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to... Read more
I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to our little jungle! 😍 I will definetely recommend the very talented & knowledgeable staff of Plantsome!!! Thank you for caring for your plant babies, right down to the safe travels to their new homes 💜 Read less

Wendy P.

Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!)... Read more
Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!) and after much though and deliberation given how large their assortment is, chose three plants to order. All three arrived earlier than expected and in fairly good condition, in very well planned packaging that even included a heat pack. They were a bit smushed but they seemed healthy - no pests - and are doing well now. The only problem I had was with just how full the pots were which made them a bit difficult to transport and water especially since they were pretty large given their pot size; definitely have to repot them within the year. Oh and the ceramic pot I ordered as well came and looks very cute! It's a touch small for their nursery pots, they fit inside but with a bit of a lip over the top, but otherwise look great. Definitely would recommend and plan on buying more in the future :D Read less

Emily D.

I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a... Read more
I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a couple days with a heat pack that was still emitting heat. They were well packed and look healthy. Thanks for the gift of green in the dark of winter! Read less

Jennifer B.

So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use... Read more
So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use cardboard and brown paper, which is great! There was no plastic in the packaging. They even added 2 succulents as a gift in our order. Kelsi, one of their staff member even reached out to me to make sure I didn't make a mistake because not all the pots I ordered fit the plants I ordered (it was for some plants that I already owned, but how sweet?!) First time we purchased for Plantsome and definitely not the last. Great experience!! Read less

Alexandra L.

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Survival accessories

Maximus the watering can
Organic Tropical Soil Mix 5L
Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml
Coco Coir Pole for 4-6 inch pots
Coco Coir Pole for 8-10 inch pots
Organic Tropical Soil Mix 3L
25,-
Maximus the watering can

Maximus the watering can

18,-
Organic Tropical Soil Mix 5L

Organic Tropical Soil Mix 5L

15,-
Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml

9,-
Coco Coir Pole for 4-6 inch pots

Coco Coir Pole for 4-6 inch pots

12,-
Coco Coir Pole for 8-10 inch pots

Coco Coir Pole for 8-10 inch pots

12,-
Organic Tropical Soil Mix 3L

Organic Tropical Soil Mix 3L