Plant Care Hoya fitchii

Hoya fitchii

About Hoya fitchii

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 fitchii
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya fitchii

Water

How often to water your Hoya fitchii

Water needs for Hoya fitchii
0.5 cups
every 12

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

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 fitchii

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 fitchii in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

29% Very Low

Growing Hoya fitchii in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Hoya fitchii in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Hoya fitchii in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 44.8% ☀️

February 1st, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Hoya fitchii in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Hoya fitchii in your home

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

Hoya fitchii 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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya fitchii

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

When to repot Hoya fitchii

Nutrient needs for plant Hoya fitchii in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Boston is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Care Summary for Hoya fitchii

Hoya fitchii

Hoya fitchii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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