Do not remove the leafless spurs or stubs of stems—this is where the new flowers appear every year.

The flowers on hoyas are magnificent, waxy with tiny, velvety petals. Have a party and admire them.

Light: Bright indirect light year-round. Some direct sun is fine, but shade plants from harsh summer sun, which can scorch foliage. Hoyas will live in low light, but will not bloom. Once your plant has formed flower buds, don’t move it around. Changes in light levels can cause flower buds to shrivel up or fall off before they open.

Water: Water thoroughly spring through fall,allowing potting mix to dry out a bit between waterings. Water least in winter. Flowering Hoya plants are thirstier, but don’t like to sit in soggy soil. Their thick leaves also store water.

Use a pot with drainage holes and empty the drainage tray when adding room-temperature water (cold water can shock them). In winter, water sparingly giving the plant just enough to keep the soil from drying out completely.

Humidity: Experts recommend 50% relative humidity but I’ve never had a problem in my house. You can use a room humidifier or set the pot on a humidity tray. I give mine a shower occasionally.

Temperature: Keep it warm year-round (65–75°F) with a minimum temperature of 60°F.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly spring through fall with high-potassium liquid fertilizer diluted by half. Hoyas should be kept snug in small pots to prevent overwatering. It will take several years to produce the clusters of star-shaped, pink, waxy flowers in late spring & early summer when given proper light, water, and fertilizer.


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