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Hoya

Hoya plants are some of the easiest indoor houseplants to care for. They are slow-growing vining plants native to tropical and subtropical Asia. They are also known as Wax plants due to their thick and shiny foliage. As Hoyas mature, they produce clusters of sweet-smelling star-shaped flowers.

How to care for your Hoya

Use these instructions to care for a Hoya. This guide will tell you how to water a Hoya; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Green Hoya

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LIGHT

Your Hoya will thrive in medium to bright indirect light.  It can tolerate lower light but will likely produce flowers if placed in brighter light. The more light it receives, the more vibrant the foliage and the more flowers it will produce. 

WATER

Water your Hoya when the pot becomes completely dry and even let the leaves wrinkle up a bit. Water thoroughly until water flows from the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot. Discard any excess water in the saucer. If your Hoya begins to drop its leaves, most likely it is being watered too much. Hoyas require less water in the winter months.

HUMIDITY

Your Hoya Plant will do just fine in average household humidity.

TEMPERATURE

The ideal room temperature for your Hoya is between 60-85 degrees. If the temperature falls below 55 degrees, it will stop growing. Avoid drafts and direct air from heating and cooling vents.

FOOD

For best results, use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the spring and summer. There is no need to feed your plant in the winter when growth naturally slows. Before applying any form of fertilizer make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

Additional Care

When Hoya plants mature, they will produce clusters of star-shaped flowers. Do not remove the spent flower stems after your Hoya blooms–it will produce flowers on those stems again the next time it blooms. Also, do not move the Hoya after it begins to develop new flower buds. Moving the Hoya could disturb it and cause it to drop the buds before they open.

Toxicity

Hoya Plants are non-poisonous to humans and pets.

Hoya Kentiana

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LIGHT

Your Hoya will thrive in medium to bright indirect light.  It can tolerate lower light but will likely produce flowers if placed in brighter light. The more light it receives, the more vibrant the foliage and the more flowers it will produce.   

WATER

Water your Hoya when the pot becomes completely dry and even let the leaves wrinkle up a bit. Water thoroughly until water flows from the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot. Discard any excess water in the saucer. If your Hoya begins to drop its leaves, most likely it is being watered too much. Hoyas require less water in the winter months.  

HUMIDITY

Your Hoya Plant will do just fine in average household humidity.  

TEMPERATURE

The ideal temperature for your Hoya is between 60-85 degrees. 

FOOD

Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the spring and summer. There is no need to feed your plant in the winter when growth naturally slows. Before applying any form of fertilizer make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil, this can cause fertilizer burn.

TOXICITY

Hoya Kentiana are non-toxic to humans and pets.

ADDITIONAL CARE

When Hoya plants mature, they will produce clusters of star-shaped flowers. Do not remove the spent flower stems after your Hoya blooms–it will produce flowers on those stems again the next time it blooms. Also, do not move the Hoya after it begins to develop new flower buds. Moving the Hoya could disturb it and cause it to drop the buds before they open.

Speckled Hoya

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LIGHT

Your Hoya will thrive in medium to bright indirect light.  It can tolerate lower light but will likely produce flowers if placed in brighter light. The more light it receives, the more vibrant the foliage and the more flowers it will produce.

WATER

Water your Hoya when the pot becomes completely dry and even let the leaves wrinkle up a bit. Water thoroughly until water flows from the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot. Discard any excess water in the saucer. If your Hoya begins to drop its leaves, most likely it is being watered too much. Hoyas require less water in the winter months.

HUMIDITY

Your Hoya Plant will do just fine in average household humidity.

TEMPERATURE

The ideal room temperature for your Hoya is between 60-85 degrees. If the temperature falls below 55 degrees, it will stop growing. Avoid drafts and direct air from heating and cooling vents.

FOOD

For best results, use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the spring and summer. There is no need to feed your plant in the winter, when growth naturally slows. Before applying any form of fertilizer make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

TOXICITY

Hoya Plants are non-poisonous to humans and pets.

ADDITIONAL CARE

When Hoya plants mature, they will produce clusters of star-shaped flowers. Do not remove the spent flower stems after your Hoya blooms–it will produce flowers on those stems again the next time it blooms. Also, do not move the Hoya after it begins to develop new flower buds. Moving the Hoya could disturb it and cause it to drop the buds before they open.

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What's a Hoya?

Botanical Classification: Apocynaceae Hoya

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One of the easiest indoor houseplants to care for, Hoya plants are slow-growing vining plants native to tropical and subtropical Asia. They are also known as Wax plants due to their thick and shiny foliage.  

As a Hoya plant, it produces clusters of sweet-smelling star-shaped flowers. Hoyas ares non-toxic to humans and pets. They love bright indirect light and make a great, care-free houseplant. 

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Hoyas can go quite a while between waterings. You’ll know they need a drink when the leaves feel thin and may start to wrinkle slightly.
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