This low maintenance species are great climbers and some of the easiest houseplants to grow. Hoyas are often referred to as Wax plants because of their thick, shiny leaves. They are slow growing plants that are native to tropical and subtropical Asia.

  • Soil

Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for Hoya. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest. Orchid bark may increase the richness of the soil which is beneficial for Hoya’s.

  • Watering

Hoyas like to dry out about 2/3 of the way between watering. In the winter months, they like to completely dry out, but try not to let it stay dry for too long. You can even wait until the leaves start to wrinkle a bit. If notice your Hoya losing leaves, it could be due to overwatering.

  • Sunlight

Hoya's will thrive in medium to bright light. The brighter the light, the more vibrant your plant will look and your Hoya may even bloom with beautiful, star-shaped flowers. It will tolerate lower light as well, but will most likely not produce flowers.

  • Humidity

A Hoya will do well in average household humidity.

  • Fertilization

When it comes to fertilizing Hoya's, they will only need it in the spring and summer months, about once a month. Make sure to use a fertilizer rich in phosphorous to provide your Hoya with the correct nutrients to foster healthy blooms.


  • Pet friendly?

    • No-this plant is not pet friendly so avoid putting it where pets or children can get into.

  • Pruning

    • Over time your Hoya may become straggly with vines shooting every which way. Pruning some of the leggier portions back not only looks nicer aesthetically, but it will help the plant to focus its energy and nutrients on new, vibrant growth. It is usually best to do this kind of pruning in the early spring or late fall, before or after its peak grow season. 

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