Plant Care Hoya bordenii

Hoya bordenii

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!

Taxonomy

Hoya bordenii
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya bordenii

Water

How often to water your Hoya bordenii

Water needs for Hoya bordenii
0.5 cups
every 12

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 San Diego, California.

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 Hoya bordenii

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Hoya bordenii in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

59% Medium

Growing Hoya bordenii in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Hoya bordenii in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Hoya bordenii in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 23.1% ☀️

November 27th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 23.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Hoya bordenii in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 26th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Hoya bordenii in your home

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

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 maximize the potential for growth..️

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya bordenii

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

When to repot Hoya bordenii

Nutrient needs for plant Hoya bordenii in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 28th, 2022

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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Care Summary for Hoya bordenii

Hoya bordenii

Hoya bordenii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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