Plant Care Hoya 'Millie'

Hoya 'Millie'

About Hoya 'Millie'

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 'Millie'
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya 'Millie'

Water

How often to water your Hoya 'Millie'

Water needs for Hoya 'Millie'
0.5 cups
every 12

Hoya 'Millie' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 'Millie'

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 'Millie' in Houston, Texas

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Growing Hoya 'Millie' in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Hoya 'Millie' in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 31st, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Hoya 'Millie' in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 20.8% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Hoya 'Millie' in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Hoya 'Millie' in your home

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

Hoya 'Millie' 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 Houston, Texas ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya 'Millie'

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

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Care Summary for Hoya 'Millie'

Hoya 'Millie'

Hoya 'Millie'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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