Hoya kerrii, or Hoya Hearts, are tropical succulent vines that are often cultivated and sold as leaf cuttings. They belong to the Dogbane family, Apocynaceae, which includes some notable plants such as Dogbane, Oleander, Plumeria, Periwinkle, Golden Trumpet, and Mandevilla.
Likewise, will a single Hoya heart grow?
There is nothing wrong with owning a single-leaf Hoya Kerrii. It will stay alive, just don’t expect to be able to grow or propagate it into a full plant.
Simply so, are Hoya Hearts easy to care for?
In summary: The 3 most important things to note when growing a Hoya Kerrii are; it grows best in bright, natural light, it likes to be kept it on the dry side, and that the mix it’s growing in is well-drained. The Sweetheart Hoya is not only beautiful and unusual looking, but it’s as easy as can be to care for.
How often should I water my heart Hoya?
The good news is that your leaf/plant is extremely easy to care for. They like to live in bright sun (but can tolerate bright indirect light) in a well-drained pot, and don’t need tons of water. Water every two or three weeks, or when soil is completely dry and the leaves start to wrinkle.
But of the varieties, the Conophytum bilobum, aka the “heart succulent,” might be the most charming of all. … These plants grow in tiny clusters and look like cartoon hearts are sprouting from the ground.
Hoya kerrii leaves growing by themselves only have a small chance of producing new shoots, and this would normally be after several years. If you do happen to have a non grower then the speed of growth will obviously be zero.
With its fleshy, succulent leaves, sweetheart hoya is relatively drought-tolerant and can get by with as little as one or two waterings per month. Water deeply when the soil is slightly dry to the touch, then let the pot drain thoroughly.
This plant goes dormant in Autumn and Winter and therefore needs less watering. The soil should be lightly moist in spring and summer. Keep your string of hearts in bright light, with some direct sun (but not all day) for the best colour and plenty of leaves.
Hoya plants commonly get yellow leaves due to overwatering or poorly draining soil. Other causes include temperature stress, fertilizer problems, incorrect lighting, old age, acclimation, pests, or disease. The pattern of yellowing and growing conditions will help you identify and fix the problem.
Hoya Kerrii is relatively easy to propagate using vine cuttings.
- Select a 2? to 3? section of vine that contains one or two leaves.
- Dab a bit of honey or cinnamon on the cut ends to discourage bacteria.
- Let the cuttings dry out on an open surface for a day to facilitate callus formation at the cut ends.
All you need to do to repot a heart-leaf hoya is to remove it from its existing container. Half-fill a new, slightly larger pot, with appropriate potting mix. Put in the plant and fill the pot with soil. The best time to repot houseplants—including lucky-heart hoyas—is in the spring, when growth is vigorous.