Hoya vines are absolutely stunning indoor plants. These unique plants are native to southern India and named after Thomas Hoym, the Duke of Northumberland’s gardener and the grower that brought attention to the Hoya.
With a little attention and knowledge on how to care for Hoya, these plants can be passed down from generation to generation.
The flowers may be a rarity in home situations but, if you get lucky, the delicate flowers present a perfect display that almost looks too good to be real. Hoya is a terrific plant for a beginner gardener to learn indoor plant care.
- Hoya plants should be kept out of the high light of the day, as this may burn the leaves. They need bright light but indirect.
- Water the plant frequently enough in spring and summer that the soil is kept moist. Misting is also a good idea unless the plant is kept in the bathroom where shower steam will keep the air humid.
- The optimum temperatures for wax plant care in the growing season are 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 C.) at night and 80 F. (27 C.) during the day.
- Hoya wax plants aren’t actively growing in winter but they do need light and water. Provide the plant with bright indirect light in a cool area of the home free of drafts.
- Hoya in winter do not need as much water as in summer. Wait until the top few inches of soil are dry. Mist plants that are near drying furnaces or other heat sources several times a week to increase humidity.