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.
Then, how do you care for a Hoya heart succulent?
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. You can find a little cutie in equally adorable little pots at places like The Sill.
Simply so, does Hoya heart need sun?
This plant will need a reasonably light room in order to actually grow, although it will still get by even if you pick a shadier spot, very dark places need to be avoided though. Sunlight is acceptable too, so in reality you could position it almost anywhere in your home or office.
Why is my Hoya heart yellow?
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.
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.
The best time to repot houseplants—including lucky-heart hoyas—is in the spring, when growth is vigorous. Usually, Hoya kerrii plants need repotting every few years. A single leaf heart-shaped hoya never needs repotting because the leaf only grows a root system.
Hoya Wax Plant Info
Although the plant is relatively slow-growing, it appreciates a hanging basket, where it eventually becomes a bushy mass of green hearts. Mature plants can reach lengths of up to 13 feet (4 m.).
Hoyas put out vines that have large internodes (the area of the stem between the leaves). This is simply how they grow. Give them time and the leaves will eventually grow and look not-so-bare anymore!
The most common reason for which your Hoya kerrii plant is not growing is the fact that it is not a complete plant, rather it is just a single leaf with a few roots. There is no stem attached to the leaves, which restricts the vine growth.
To make your Hoya plant grow faster, provide them moist well-drained potting soil, a humid environment with temperature ranging from 60°F to 70°F, and prolonged exposure to bright indirect sunlight. Application of balanced liquid fertilizer once a month, can also help your Hoya plant to grow fast.
Hoya can be slow growing or they can grow so fast the vines will almost wrap around you if you sit still too long. They are one of the most persnickety group of plants that I’ve known and yet their allure is so strong they turn ordinary folk into Hoya addicts in very short time.