Plant Care Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

About Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

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 verticillata var. verticillata 'Khao Yai'
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Water

How often to water your Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Water needs for Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'
0.5 cups
every 12

Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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 pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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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 pottsii 'Khao Yai' in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

25% Very Low

Growing Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 67.4% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 67.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.7 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 19.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' in your home

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

Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

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

When to repot Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Nutrient needs for plant Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai' in Seattle, Washington

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

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Seattle 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 pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'

Hoya pottsii 'Khao Yai'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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