Hoya Care

Hoya Care

Hoya Care

Hoya are very special plants that have whole collector communities dedicated to them. They are a diverse family of plants that flower and change color in different lighting conditions.


Popular varieties include: Krimson Queen, Publicalyx, Krimson Princess, Linearis, shop all Hoya

Light: 

  • Needs very bright, indirect light 
  • Yellow spotting on leaves can be burn caused by direct sun
  • Grow well under soft grow-lights

Water: 

  • Let soil dry 50% between waterings 
  • Does not like sitting in wet soil

Humidity

  • Humidity is not necessary but is beneficial 
  • Will grow more rapidly when the humidity is higher than 60 percent

Soil Type: 

  • Requires fast draining but rich soil (used to living epiphytically in spaces rich in plant debris)
  • Succulent mix with orchid mix and worm castings 

Toxicity Level: 

  • Not toxic, but will make animals throw up if consumed

Additional Information:

  • Hoyas like to be root bound so don’t be so quick to repot
  • Cut back water during winter
  • Withholding water for 4-5 weeks in spring is customary and will help in flowering)
  • Preferers temperatures above 65

West-facing light

In the window getting direct sun: Majesty Palm, Philodendron Selloum, Philodendron Xanadu, Euphorbia, Coconut Palm, Cordyline, Yucca, Sago Palm

In bright filtered or indirect light away from direct sun: Philodendron, Palms, Monstera, Alocasia, Ficus, Hoya, Peperomia, Pothos.

South-facing light

In the window getting bright direct sun: Majesty PalmEuphorbiaCordylinePhilodendron, Ficus, Alocasia,

In bright filtered or indirect light away from direct sun: PalmsMonsteraHoyaPeperomiaPothos, Calathea, Ferns, Snake Plants

East-facing light

In the window getting unobstructed bright direct morning sun: (Some) Philodendron CordatumFicus MidnightPothosKentia Palm, Peperomia, CalatheaFernsDracaena, Bella Palm, Pothos,

In filtered or indirect light away from the window: Golden Pothos, Jade Pothos, Pothos Silver SplashSnake Plants, Dracaena Lisa, zz plants

East-facing light is low to moderate light for plants. We highly recommend supplementing with grow lights for any plants you place away from your East-facing window.

North-facing Light

In the window getting unobstructed light: Philodendron CordatumPothosPeperomiaCalatheaFernsDracaenaBella PalmPothos

Away from the window: Snake PlantsDracaena Lisa, zz plants

North-facing light is the lowest light possible for plants. In low light plants need less water and can be difficult to care for. We highly recommend supplementing with grow lights for any plants you place away from your North-facing window.