How to care for: Hoya

Hoya's are one of the most popular house plants, they are available in a number of beautiful varieties, you really never can have too many! 

They are also so popular because they are one of the easiest house plants to care for. They are a fantastic choice for beginners! 

Hoya Kerrii & Variegated

Light

Hoya's love sunlight and need it to thrive, although try not to keep them in direct sunlight, on a window sill for example as this can bleach or dry out the leaves. Try to give your Hoya at least 6 hours of sunlight a day and rotate every few months. 

Hoya Carnosa Compacta & Hoya Pubicalyx

Temperature

Hoya's grow better in warmer conditions, they don't like anything below 10 degrees C and anything up to 35 degrees C. 

Humidity

Hoya's love to be kept in a humid environment, they are a perfect plant for the bathroom, they would also do well in a porch out of direct sunlight. 

Hoya Krimson Queen & Hoya Tricolor

Water

Hoya's only tend to need watering when the soil on top feels dry to the touch, in the Summer months once a week and less through the Winter about once every two weeks. Hoya's are very sensitive to over-watering, it is better to under-water than over-water, if you under-water the leaves will wilt, which means a little more watering is needed. But if you over-water in is likely your Hoya will die from root rot. 

It's as simple as that! Hoya's really make a beautiful addition to your home! Any questions don't hesitate to drop us a message on Instagram @houseofkojo or send us an email info@houseofkojo.com