Loving your Hoya

Popular for being easy to care for, forgiving, and having long climbing vines, this plant will also produce lovely smelling, pink clusters of flowers if the right conditions are met.

Light – Hoyas do best in indirect bright light. If the light is not filtered it’s leaves will burn. 

Water – Hoyas are much like a succulent where they store water in their leaves. Make sure that when you water, the soil on the top half of the pot is dry. You can stick you finger into the soil to test this or lift the pot up and test the weight. It’s important to drain all excess water to prevent root rot.

Soil – Most indoor plants do well in a basic indoor plant mix. As long as it is well draining your Hoya will grow. When it is time to repot, usually when you notice it stop growing, make sure to plant in a size no larger then 2” in diameter.

Temperature – Keep your Hoya away from drafts. This can make your Hoya dry out too fast and create stress. Keep at a temperature above 15°C.

Humidity – Hoya do best in high humidity environments. An easy and affective way to keep your Hoya humid is by spraying it regularly with water.

Regular Maintenance – To keep your Hoya at a manageable length you can prune it during the Spring. This is a great time to repot as well if you like. Hoya flower when in bright indirect light, and in high humidity. Your Hoya will also not produce flowers until mature. Usually 2 to 3 years. 

July 28, 2021 — Jessica Girard

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