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10 Types of Hoya Plants You'd Love to Grow!

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Often called the "Wax Plant" because of its shiny, waxy leaves, the Hoya plant has been a generational favorite... and with very good reason!

Delicate leaves with a waxy texture give these plants their unique appearance and countless varieties add to their allure for gardeners and collectors. If you're looking to add to your collection with beautiful indoor plants, the Hoyas are your best bet!

In general, Hoya plant care is pretty simple. These plants prefer well-draining soil and environments with moderate temperatures. Additionally, these plants do not like their long tendrils cut. So, let them grow out and let your Hoya plants bask in the glory of their long, trailing vines. 


• 10 Types of Hoya Plants You'd Love to Grow

Hoya plants are stunning indoor succulents that make for wonderful, long-lasting companions. Here are a few Hoya varieties you can grow:


1. Hoya Kerrii or Hoya Heart

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Hoya Kerrii, also known as the Sweetheart Plant, is a beloved Valentine’s Day plant gift. With its heart-shaped leaves symbolizing enduring love, the Hoya Heart is an effortless charmer. Its thick, heart shaped succulent leaves store water, making it drought-tolerant.

How to care for it: This botanical gem thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil. Remember to avoid overwatering, as it's prone to root rot. With love and patience, this symbol of affection will grow, evoking warmth and greenery in any space. 


2. Hoya Carnosa 

Hoya Carnosa

Hoya Carnosa, dubbed the Wax Plant, captivates onlookers with its cascading vines adorned by waxy, star-shaped flowers emitting a sweet fragrance. Historically, this Hoya plant is the most widely cultivated one worldwide and the original wax plant now has many different variants. 

How to care for it: Its resilience thrives in low light, making it ideal for indoor environments. Embrace its occasional drought tolerance but ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. 


3. Hoya Carnosa 'Compacta' 

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Hoya Carnosa Compacta, affectionately known as the Hindu Hoya Rope Plant, enchants with its twisted, rope-like vines and clusters of star-shaped flowers. Its unique appearance adds intrigue to any indoor garden. 

How to care for it: Thriving in bright, indirect light, this low-maintenance beauty requires well-draining soil and occasional watering. Embrace its slow growth, as it rewards patience with a stunning display of resilience and natural elegance, truly a testament to botanical fascination.


4. Hoya 'Krimson Princess'

Hoya 'Krimson Princess'

Hoya 'Krimson Princess', a regal member of the Hoya family, boasts variegated leaves adorned with shades of green, pink, and cream, adding a touch of royalty to any space. Its trailing vines and delicate blooms offer a wonderful whimsical charm.

How to care for it: Indirect sunlight and well-draining soil suit its needs, while occasional watering keeps it thriving. Embrace its beauty and grace, a captivating addition to any plant lover's collection.


5. Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor'

Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor'

Hoya Carnosa Tricolor can easily be called a botanical masterpiece. It showcases variegated leaves adorned with hues of green, white, and pink, evoking a painter's delicate brushstrokes. Its compact size and cascading vines make it a perfect addition to any space. A collector's delight, we must say!

How to care for it: Thriving in bright, indirect light, this resilient plant requires well-draining soil and occasional watering. Embrace its elegance and vibrancy, a true testament to nature's artistry.


6. Hoya Australis

Hoya Australis

Hoya Australis, the Australian Wax Plant, enthralls with its glossy, elliptical leaves and clusters of fragrant, star-shaped flowers. Its variegation also makes it a wonderful indoor addition. 

How to care for it: Originating from Down Under (Australia), it thrives in bright, indirect light, making it perfect for indoor spaces. With minimal watering and well-draining soil, it flourishes effortlessly. Embrace its resilience and understated beauty, a botanical gem that adds a wonderful touch to any home or garden sanctuary.


7. Hoya Kentiana

Hoya Kentiana

Hoya Kentiana, a rare gem in the Hoya family, boasts elongated, succulent-like leaves adorned with silver speckles, reminiscent of a starlit sky. Its delicate clusters of white flowers emit a subtle fragrance, captivating any space.

How to care for it: Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, it requires minimal watering to thrive. Embrace its uniqueness and charm, a testament to nature's artistry and the allure of exotic botanical treasures.


8. Hoya Obovata

Hoya Obovata

Hoya Obovata is a charmer with its glossy, heart-shaped leaves and silver speckles on a dark green backdrop. It creates a green oasis in any space. Its sweet-scented, star-shaped flowers add a touch of elegance to its trailing vines. Talk about an all-rounder!

How to care for it: Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, it demands infrequent watering. Embrace its resilience and natural beauty, a symbol of botanical devotion that flourishes with minimal care.


9. Hoya Mathilde

Hoya Mathilde, a botanical marvel, combines the best traits of its parent plants, Hoya carnosa and Hoya serpens. Its compact, heart-shaped leaves boast shades of green, silver, and pink, creating a captivating display. This hybrid delights with its delicate, star-shaped flowers and sweet fragrance. 

How to care for it: Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, it requires minimal watering. Embrace its unique lineage and charm, a testament to nature's creativity.


10. Hoya Curtisii

Hoya Curtisii

Hoya Curtisii, affectionately dubbed the "Miniature Wax Plant," enchants with its petite, oval leaves adorned with silver flecks, reminiscent of a starry night sky. Its delicate, porcelain-like flowers exude a sweet fragrance, adding allure to its trailing vines.

How to care for it: Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, it thrives with occasional watering. Embrace its diminutive stature and understated beauty, a captivating addition to any botanical collection.


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