About Hoya bordenii
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!
How to care for Hoya bordenii
Hoya bordenii needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 2nd, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
February 1st, 2023
Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 43.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
February 1st, 2023
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…
Hoya bordenii may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
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 Hoya bordenii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.