Grow a Hoya plant no matter the color of your thumb!
Water, Soil & Sun
The love language to any indoor plant!
Hoyas don’t need a lot of lovin’ so when you take these three conditions into consideration you’ll be on your way to growing a beautiful, lush Hoya plant!
Water: Dampen When Soil is Dry
Hoyas crave water, especially in the summer; when you water, water them thoroughly. However make sure that the pot they are in has a good drainage system because Hoyas are sensitive to overwatering. Sitting in a pool of water leads to root rot which will most likely cause the plant to die.
Feeling the top of the soil is a good way to predict if your plant needs a watering. If the soil is dry, go ahead and water it. If the soil is still damp, wait a few days and test it again.
If you forget to water, no worry! Hoyas would rather be too dry than too wet! Those thicker, succulent-lik
e leaves were made to withstand drought.
Hoyas do not need to be watered as often in the winter season. Plants go through a natural semi-hibernation in the colder months, using this time for restoration and rest. Because the plant is not growing as steadily, you can look to water every 3-4 weeks.
Soil: lighter & less dense
Again, because Hoyas do not like to sit in water, lighter and less dense soils allow drainage. My suggestions for soil include any of the following: orchid soil mixtures, peat moss and succulent or cactus mixes. The airy substance of these soils will allow the plant to intermittently dry out which makes for a happy Hoya!
You do not need to purchase special soil if it is inconvenient! Just plant your Hoya in a pot with drainage!
Sun: Bright, indirect light