Hoya kerrii ‘Variegata‘ is a rare Hoya that has beautiful heart-shaped, waxy foliage. This is a slow-growing, semi-succulent plant that is the perfect addition to any collection!
Accordingly, what is reverse variegation?
Reversion of variegated leaves occurs in many types of plants. This is when the white shading or lighter speckles and borders turn into green. This is frustrating to many gardeners, as the variegated forms of plants provide increased interest, brighten dim areas, and are bred specifically to enhance this trait.
Moreover, is Hoya kerrii slow-growing?
Hoya sweetheart is slow–growing and takes some years to grow into vining plants filled with heart-shaped leaves. Once the plant establishes a healthy root system, the vines, and new leaves start forming quickly. However, if your plant has a single leaf without a stem, it might stay like this.
Does Hoya heart grow?
This Heart-Shaped Plant is Your New Valentine
The first thing you should know is that these leaves will most likely never grow into a full plant. Even if yours was a stem cutting, they grow very, very slowly and it will be years upon years before it’s a lush adult.
In good conditions, Hoya plants produce clusters of starry flowers, some of which have a sweet scent. Hoya plants need to be fully mature to flower. This typically means 5 to 7 years before you see the first bloom. However, depending on the variety, it can take years for the plant to decide to bloom.
A. Variegation is not easily induced and can‘t be done so at home. Best to get a cutting of a variegated plant from a friend or pass your’s on in order to keep the variegated plant love flowing.
Place the plant in full sun to encourage variegation.
Variegated plants need more sun than solid green plants because they don’t have as much chlorophyll to absorb sunlight. If you’re growing a variegated plant, leave it near a sunny window or a bright spot on your property so it absorbs enough sun to stay healthy.
If the plant is not getting enough light, it will respond by making all-green leaves so it can make more chlorophyll. Place variegated plants near a window or artificial light source. Flowering houseplants require even brighter light. They must be located next to a bright window, but not in direct sunlight.
Hoyas can definitely benefit from artificial light. Outdoors, diffused light is best and too much direct sun can cause the leaves to fade and yellow. Keeping the light high not only allows the Hoya plant to grow better, it also helps keep the soil from staying too damp.
Hoya can be slow growing or they can grow so fast the vines will almost wrap around you if you sit still too long.
Be warned – if you only have a sole single leaf with no stem then there is a very real chance your plant may stay like that forever. Hoya kerrii leaves growing by themselves only have a small chance of producing new shoots, and this would normally be after several years.
I only water my hoya kerrii about once a month, when the soil is 90% dried, or the pot feels super light. When it’s time, I take the plant to the shower and “rain” on it for 30 minutes on and off to ensure that the whole root ball is saturated.
Humidity. Although Hoyas can handle most household humidity levels, they will grow more rapidly when the humidity is higher than 60 percent. Do what you can to increase the humidity for these tropical, hanging, indoor plants.
There is a simple answer.
Two Hoya kerrii leaves with roots. The problem is, there is no stem attached to the leaf. It needs a piece of the stem attached or it will never vine. In the picture below, you will see a piece of the plant that has a stem attached and so will continue to grow and become a large vine.