Posted 1Y ago by @hellokatelandia

Thin Hoya leaves?

Every so often, the newer hoya leaves on some of my variegated hoyas come in much thinner than a typical leaf and I am curious why it's happening.

Most recently, the two newest leaves on my Hoya Lisa had this happen, but I've also had it happen with a Krimson Princess too. The plant seems otherwise healthy, and the leaves eventually get a bit thicker, but are never really full thickness (at least with the Krimson, waiting to see what happens to the Lisa). I suspect maybe it got too much sun for a variegated type and so there isn't enough of the darker green? With this Lisa, it also dropped a few of the bottom leaves before shooting out the new thinner leaves. It definitely needs repotted, so could be a lack of nutrients too.

Anyway, just curious if anyone had any ideas or knew why this was happening! Thanks!

#hoya #hoyaaustralislisa
2ft to light, indirect
4โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
My hoya australis Lisa has reverted, she lost all her variegated leaves and has gone to just green leaves. My other Hoyas are all doing great!
@Sassylimey oh, that's really interesting! I haven't run into the light green going away on my Lisa - mine gets a lot of light (maybe too much?) and so the variegation is pretty strong. It's always so frustrating when variegated plants revert ๐Ÿ˜
It was frustrating losing the variegation, I guess I'll just have to get another one, any excuse for another Hoya, and see what happens with my now green Lisa ๐Ÿ˜‰ she gets great east light and supplemented with a light nearby!
@hellokatelandia Wow what a gorgeous Hoya Lisa.

If the leaves get thin and wrinkly, it likely means your plant needs some water.
@KikiGoldblatt Thank you! The leaves are thin, but not wrinkly. It's very weird! But maybe it was inconsistent watering as they were growing or something. I'll have to wait and see if the leaves firm up now. ๐Ÿคž