Hoyas at a Glance
The Hoya, also known as the wax plant, is a low maintenance tropical flowering plant native to Asia. These plants are characterized by its trailing, waxy leaves, and sweet-smelling flowers. These popular houseplants are perfect for hanging baskets and can also be trained as a vine. They are fairly easy to care for will thrive indoors, which is why it has become so popular among beginner plant parents!
Hoya Care Information
Botanical name: Hoya Carnosa
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight.
Water: About once per week once soil is completely dry. Be very careful to not overwater them, as this will cause root rot.
Soil: Well-draining and lightweight soil.
Humidity: They do best in high humidity conditions but will tolerate average humidity.
Propagation: Can be propagated by stem cuttings.
Toxicity: Not toxic.
This Hoya has flat, elongated leaves that trail. They can grow up to 10 feet long indoors!
Hoya 'Krimson Queen'
This variegated Hoya features waxy, green leaves that are framed with a cream and/or pink border. Like other Hoyas, this plant is both a climber and a trailing plant, which means you can grow it on a trellis or a hanging basket. When grown indoors, it can reach ip to 11-20” in length.
This peculiar plant has thin, linear long leaves that trail down. This plant is sure to look stunning in any space and they can grow up to 6 feet in length!
Similar to the Krimson Queen, the Hoya macrophylla also features waxy, green leaves framed with a cream and/or pink border. The macrophylla however, is less variegated than the Krimson Queen. Indoors, it can grow up to 4 to 6 feet in length.
Hoya pubicalyx 'Speckled'
This beautiful Hoya features white speckled green leaves. This plant can grow to be up to 10 feet long!
This peculiar plant has flat, narrow leaves that look kind of wild. They can grow to be up to 15-20 inches.
Native to the Philippines, this Hoya has thick, elongated leaves that look very unique! This stunning trailing plant can grow up to 30 inches long.