Plant Care Chelsea Hoya

Chelsea Hoya

4.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Chelsea Hoya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Chelsea Hoya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Chelsea Hoya

With over 500 species and even more cultivars, there's a Hoya out there for everyone! They're native to Southeast Asia and their common name, waxplant, refers to their thick, waxy leaves which help them retain water in the heat. They're excellent climbers and will take off if you give them a trellis to grow on. Their other-worldly, star-shaped flowers are often fragrant and come in brilliant shades of red, pink, yellow, and more!


Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea'

Also known as

Hoya Chelsea

How to care for Chelsea Hoya


How often to water your Chelsea Hoya

Water needs for Chelsea Hoya
0.5 cups
every 12

Chelsea Hoya needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chelsea Hoya

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Chelsea Hoya in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chelsea Hoya: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chelsea Hoya may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chelsea Hoya in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chelsea Hoya

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chelsea Hoya: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chelsea Hoya after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Chelsea Hoya

Chelsea Hoya

Chelsea Hoya

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Chelsea Hoya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Chelsea Hoya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Chelsea Hoya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Chelsea Hoya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Chelsea Hoya has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@MeganO avatar
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 20,414 XP
globe Washington, DC

Easy to grow it provided enough light

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@AnnaLovesVoting avatar
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 3,772 XP
globe Portsmouth, NH

Kinda the perfect plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Lan avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 563 XP
globe Jacksonville, NC

Easy to care for.

Survivor Survivor

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