How to Care for a Speckled Hoya

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

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

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 REQUIREMENTS

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 PREFERENCE

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

OPTIMUM 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.

PLANT 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.