Commonly known as Wax Plants these tropical creepers, vines or rarely shrubs are epiphytic types and native to many countries in Asia, such as Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. They are often loved by Hoya collectors for their scented blooms, but recently have gained popularity as a houseplant because of how easy they are to care for and grow from cuttings.
Lighting: Place your Hoya in an area that gets a lot of bright indirect light and warm temperatures.
Watering: Allow the soil or potting mixture to dry between watering. Sometimes I like to touch the leaves to feel if they are firm or soft. If they are soft and the soil is dry, then they are dehydrated and need to be watered. Make sure you allow the water to drain through.
Potting Mixture: They prefer a very airy potting medium. I have most of my Hoyas in equal parts of cacti or succulent potting mix and perlite or pumice. Some I have in sphagnum moss.
Humidity: Although they thrive in a moderate to high humid environment, I found that they are do just fine in room level humidity.
With nearly 300 species of Hoyas, they make collecting them really fun. I've started with my first Hoya about two years ago and today, I have about 15 different types. Although their blooms are beautiful, I personally love their foliages and the variety of leaves they come in.
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