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Hoya 'Sweetheart'

Hoya 'Sweetheart'

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The Hoya kerri 'Sweetheart' is a lovely and visually appealing houseplant, distinguished by its heart-shaped, glossy green leaves and captivating charm. This plant exhibits an upright and well-branched growth habit, with leaves that radiate warmly from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Sweetheart' Hoya stretches to a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Hoya kerrii

Common: Sweetheart Hoya, Sweetheart Plant, Heart Hoya, Heart Plant, Lucky-Heart

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct morning or late afternoon sun.
  • When it's time to water, the plants leaves will wrinkle, indicating the soil is dry. Though the leaves will plump back up after a sufficient watering.
  • Some growers recommend using a high-phosphorus fertilizer to encourage blooms.
  • Hoya's will flower in optimal conditions and it has been recommended to allow them to become root bound to encourage blooms. Age of the plant will also determine if your Hoya will bloom or not.
  • Providing a trellis or some form of support can help the plant grow more vigorously, which may encourage flowering.
  • Avoid excessive pruning, as Hoyas often flower from older stems or spurs. These spurs can produce flowers year after year.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Apocynaceae family, also known as the Dogbane family, which is a large family of flowering plants with over 4,500 species.
  • Hoya plants are native to tropical regions of Asia and Australia.
  • Hoya plants are known for their fragrant, star-shaped flowers, which can take years to appear on new plants.
  • Some species of Hoya have leaves that can change color under different lighting conditions, adding extra interest to the plant.
  • Hoya flowers are indeed known for secreting a sweet, sticky nectar, which sometimes drips from the flowers which is why they are commonly named the Honey Plant.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance

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