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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 Known 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 Known 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 Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 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 Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 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 Known 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 Known 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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