Plant Care Variegated Hoya

Variegated Hoya

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Variegated Hoya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Variegated Hoya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves


Hoya carnosa variegated

How to care for Variegated Hoya


How often to water your Variegated Hoya

Water needs for Variegated Hoya
0.5 cups
every 12

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

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 Variegated Hoya

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Hoya in your home

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

Variegated Hoya 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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How to fertilize Variegated Hoya

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

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Care Summary for Variegated Hoya

Variegated Hoya

Variegated Hoya

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Variegated Hoya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Variegated Hoya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Variegated Hoya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Variegated Hoya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Franny avatar
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,564 XP
globe San Francisco, California

Looove my hoya. So hardy and low maintenance, and grows quickly for a succulent!! Variegated one does need more light though

Survivor Survivor
Katiel avatar
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP

This is my favorite plant in my collection! I absolutely love the way the leaves look. The variegated ones are all unique. They do break off easily if you aren't careful but it grows so fast that you won't even notice in a couple weeks.

The vines grow so quickly with adequate care. Mine has 2 and they have grown at least 6 inches each in the last 3 months. A little fertilizer makes all the difference. They will bloom if you take good care of them too!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
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