Plant Care Exotic Hoya

Exotic Hoya

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About Exotic 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 'Exotica'

Also known as

Hoya Exotica

How to care for Exotic Hoya


How often to water your Exotic Hoya

Water needs for Exotic Hoya
0.5 cups
every 12

Exotic 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 Exotic 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 Exotic Hoya in your home

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

Exotic 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.

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How to fertilize Exotic Hoya

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Exotic 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 Exotic Hoya after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Exotic Hoya

Exotic Hoya

Exotic 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

Exotic Hoya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Exotic Hoya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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leaf-1 51 Plants
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globe North Brunswick Township, NJ

So easy to care for. Water as needed. Pretty anywhere in the home. I have her on my kitchen island 6ft from window and she’s been doing well. Not a fast grower but very pretty.

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