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.
One may also ask, 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.
Considering this, 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.
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.
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 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.
Move heartleaf philodendron plant to a brighter location, but not into direct sun which can scorch its leaves. It thrives under fluorescent light, too, making it an ideal office plant. Water: Keep soil lightly moist spring through fall. Allow surface to dry out between waterings in winter.
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.
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 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.
Cut off the damaged or diseased leaves and continue to provide proper care for your hoya.
- Move the hoya plant to a location that is above 59 degrees F and above, even at night.
- Use fresh high quality potting soil and plant it to the same depth it was previously planted, but in the next size container.