Heart-Leaf Hoya

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Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships May 24th - May 31st.

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 37.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Hoya kerrii

Common Names: Heart-leaf Hoya, Sweetheart Hoya, Valentine Hoya, Green Kerrii

Overview: Hoya kerrii is affectionately termed the “Sweetheart Hoya” or “Heart-leaf Hoya” due to its iconic heart-shaped leaves. Originating from Southeast Asia, this delightful succulent is the epitome of nature’s expression of love. Each glossy, thick leaf stands as a green testament to affection, making it the perfect gift for loved ones, or a charming addition to your indoor plant ensemble. While its growth may be slow, with patience, the Hoya kerrii can develop into a vining spectacle, displaying its love-filled foliage more abundantly. And under optimal conditions, you might even be treated to clusters of starry, fragrant flowers. Thriving in bright, indirect light and requiring minimal watering, this plant is as resilient as love itself.

Description

The Hoya that Loves You Back

Heart-Leaf Hoya, scientifically known as Hoya kerrii, is a charming and resilient plant beloved for its heart-shaped leaves and easy-care nature. Originating from Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and China, this evergreen vine belongs to the Apocynaceae family. Its thick, succulent leaves make it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of greenery to their indoor spaces.

Caring for your Heart-Leaf Hoya

Heart-Leaf Hoya is characterized by its thick, fleshy, heart-shaped leaves that grow in pairs along trailing stems. The leaves can vary in size but typically measure around 2 to 4 inches in diameter. Mature plants may produce clusters of waxy, star-shaped flowers that range in color from white to pink, emitting a sweet, pleasant fragrance. The vines of the Heart-Leaf Hoya can grow several feet in length, making it an ideal choice for hanging baskets or trained along a trellis.

Light

Heart-Leaf Hoya thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Place your plant near a window where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight throughout the day. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can lead to sunburn and damage the delicate foliage. If you notice your plant’s growth becoming leggy or sparse, it may be an indication that it needs more light.

Water

One of the key aspects of Heart-Leaf Hoya care is proper watering. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, then water the plant thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the roots, which can lead to root rot. During the growing season in spring and summer, water more frequently, as the plant’s water requirements increase with active growth. In fall and winter, reduce watering frequency, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings. Always err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering, as Heart-Leaf Hoya is more tolerant of dry conditions than soggy soil.

While this plant can adapt to average indoor humidity levels, it appreciates slightly higher humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a tray filled with pebbles and water beneath the plant or by using a humidifier.

Soil

Heart-Leaf Hoya prefers well-draining, aerated potting mixtures that retain moisture without becoming waterlogged. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark or coarse sand works well for this plant. Repotting is typically only necessary when the plant becomes root-bound or outgrows its current container, which may occur every 2 to 3 years. When repotting, choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and ensure it has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Fertilization

Feed your Heart-Leaf Hoya with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing during the fall and winter months when the plant’s growth slows down. Overfertilization can lead to salt buildup in the soil, which can damage the plant’s roots. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dilution and application rates.

Pruning

Regular pruning helps maintain the shape and appearance of your Heart-Leaf Hoya plant. Trim back any leggy or unruly stems to encourage bushier growth and remove any dead or yellowing leaves to promote overall plant health. You can also prune the plant to control its size and shape or propagate new plants from stem cuttings. Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites, especially in warm, dry conditions. If infestations occur, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Propagation

Heart-Leaf Hoya is relatively easy to propagate from stem cuttings. Select a healthy, mature stem and cut it just below a node using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. Remove any leaves from the bottom portion of the cutting to expose the nodes. Place the cutting in a glass of water or directly into moist potting soil, ensuring that at least one node is below the soil line. Keep the cutting in a warm, humid environment with bright, indirect light and wait for roots to develop. Once roots have formed, transplant the cutting into its own pot and care for it as you would a mature plant.

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