4.6 out of 5 (16 experiences)
About Hoya obovata
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 obovata
Hoya obovata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Hoya obovata 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.
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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 obovata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
She wasn’t growing much the first month or two after I took her home when she was on a bookshelf further from a window. Then I moved her to a northwest corner right next to the window with a grow light and she grew at least a dozen giant healthy leaves in just a couple months. Bright indirect light seemed to do the trick!