Does Hoya Kerrii need sunlight?
My hoya kerrii loves the sun. I treat them like succulents because they love light THAT much. As a house plant, your best bet is to place it at the brightest spot you have. Mine resides at my southwest facing window and it receives about 6 hours of direct, bright light, each day during the summer.
Is Hoya Kerrii easy to care for?
A Sweetheart Hoya, with its heart-shaped leaves, is a beautiful easy-care houseplant. Here are Hoya Kerrii care tips plus good things to know. The Hoya Kerri is such a sweetheart of a plant that it has multiple common names.
How often should hoya kerrii be watered?
The good news is that your leaf/plant is extremely easy to care for. 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.
Are hoya kerrii slow growing?
Since Hoya Kerrii plants are slow growing, they don't need repotting very often. Maybe every few years or so depending on their growing conditions.
How big do hoya kerrii grow?
While they are relatively low-fuss plants, Hoyas are NOT known for being fast growers. I have read that Hoya Kerrii can grow over 10 feet, but this is in absolutely perfect conditions and will take many years to accomplish. You're more likely to find a Hoya Kerrii that is one to two feet long.
How often should I water Hoya?
Water regularly with room-temperature water, spring through summer. Let the top layer of soil dry between watering. In the fall and winter growth naturally slows down and they won't use as much water. Water sparingly during fall and winter, give them just enough that the soil doesn't dry out completely.
How do you water a Hoya heart?
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.
How do Hoya heart plant grow?
Slow-growing, it will take a few years to become a long vine studded with hearts. Mature vining plants will grow clusters of flowers in summer, when given plenty of sunlight. Typically pink with red star-shaped centers, they resemble the blooms of the popular Hoya carnosa.
How do I save my Hoya heart plant?
How can I save a dying sweetheart plant? To revive a Hoya kerrii that is wilting and yellowing, you should try to find out the reason for its weak condition. If the hoya heart leaf has been growing in soggy soil, your only choice would be to repot it in fresh, sterile soil that is slightly moist.
How do you propagate Hoya kerrii leaves?
How do you pronounce Hoya kerrii?
Can I propagate Hoya kerrii in water?
You can propagate hoya kerrii in water to get it root for a month or two before potting it up in soil.
How do you take care of a string of hearts?
Why are my Hoya kerrii leaves thin?
Some like to dry out a bit, and some like a good amount of water. As a rule of thumb: Hoyas with thicker leaves are more drought tolerant and Hoyas with thin leaves tend to be on the thirsty side. And there are many different factors for blooming, from light, maturity, roots, and temperature!
Do strings of hearts like humidity?
Although String of Hearts is a succulent that can be kept in drier areas that most plants may not tolerate as much, it's better to place them where they can enjoy about 40 to 50% humidity.
Why is my Hoya dying?
Overwatering. The most common cause of a Hoya dying is overwater or improper watering. Due to their beautiful thick leaves, Hoya can go for longer without water than other plants like Calathea or Peace Lilies. They store excess water in their thick leaves and can be prone to overwatering.
Are Hoya plants easy to grow?
A second reason why hoyas are quite popular as a houseplant is that they are relatively easy to grow from cuttings. Most just need a node or two and a leaf to take root. Some, which have chlorophyll in their stems, may not even need a leaf—but only a node—to take root and eventually grow.