Obovata Hoya

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  • Easy Care, Pet Friendly
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5-15 feet

The Hoya Obovata is an extremely popular houseplant for many reasons. They require little ongoing maintenance and can grow quickly. The Hoya Obovata has a unique appearance with its semi-succulent, waxy leaves. The deep-green, oval leaves are splashed with silver flecking and stand out among the typical houseplants. You can train this Indonesian native to climb a trellis, or it makes a fantastic hanging basket plant. After about 2 years of healthy growth, this plant is able to produce dazzling, fragrant blooms.     

Best Locations For Growing Hoya Obovata 

Grow this plant in a sunny, south-facing window. The Hoya Obovata requires full sun, so look for the brightest location in your home. Something to note is that the leaves of this plant will burn if left in direct sunlight outdoors for too long, so make sure they have indirect light if placed outside. The Hoya Obovata is a great choice for any bright room in your home since it’s so easy to care for.

Hoya Obovata Sunlight Requirements

The Hoya Obovata requires bright light to thrive. This plant grows on trees in nature where it receives bright, dappled sunlight. Indoors, find the brightest spot in your home and that’s where this plant will be happiest. 

Hoya Obovata Care

This easy-care plant requires little maintenance because it is drought tolerant. The important thing to remember is that hoya needs bright light and fertilizer monthly throughout spring and summer. The perfect soil for growing the Hoya Obovata would be a 50/50 blend of a high-quality succulent soil and orchid soil. Airy, well-draining mixes are best for hoya plants. If you are lucky enough to get your hoya to bloom, do not remove the flower stalk after the bloom expires. New blooms will appear in the same location the following year. 

Watering Hoya Obovata 

These plants are sensitive to overwatering. Make sure the soil completely dries out between thorough waterings. 

Feeding Hoya Obovata 

Hoyas need to be fertilized regularly throughout their growing season, about twice per month, spring through summer. Nitrogen-rich fertilizers encourage foliage growth, whereas phosphorus-rich fertilizers are best when you see flower buds emerge.

Obovata Hoya Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 5-15 feet
Mature Spread: 10-18 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Shade/Description: Light Pink, White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 60° - 85°F (16° - 29°C)
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Obovata Hoya
Other Name(s): Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant
Scientific Name: Hoya obovata
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Obovata Hoya Show Reviews

  • 5
    Definitely worth it!

    Posted by Carolyn Wood on Jun 14, 2023

    I appreciate how this Obovata Hoya doesn't require constant watering. It's perfect for busy individuals who want a touch of green without the extra hassle.