Plant Care Hoya kalimantan

Hoya kalimantan

About Hoya kalimantan

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 'Kalimantan'
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya kalimantan

Water

How often to water your Hoya kalimantan

Water needs for Hoya kalimantan
0.5 cups
every 12

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

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 kalimantan

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Hoya kalimantan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Hoya kalimantan in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Hoya kalimantan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Hoya kalimantan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 30.1% ☀️

November 28th, 2022

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 30.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Hoya kalimantan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 29th, 2022

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…

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Finding light for Hoya kalimantan in your home

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

Hoya kalimantan 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya kalimantan

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

When to repot Hoya kalimantan

Nutrient needs for plant Hoya kalimantan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

November 28th, 2022

The growing potential in Philadelphia is very 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 bes…

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Care Summary for Hoya kalimantan

Hoya kalimantan

Hoya kalimantan


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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