Rope Plant Hoya

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  • Easy Care, Fragrant Blooms 
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 18 Inches
  • Pet Safe

The Rope Plant Hoya is a vining succulent native to east Asia and Australia and can live for many years. This type of plant is great for novice houseplant owners because it doesn’t require much care. During the spring and summer, this plant produces fragrant clusters of pink, waxy flowers. This species is known for its waxy, curly foliage and striking pink blooms. It can be found in solid green or with variegated leaves. Rope Plant Hoya is easy to care for as long as it gets adequate light and doesn’t get overwatered. This plant goes by many names including Hoya carnosa ‘Compacta’, Hoya carnosa ‘Krinkle Kurls’, Hindu Rope, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant and Krinkle Kurl.

Best Locations For Growing Rope Plant Hoya 

The Rope Plant Hoya looks great in hanging baskets or on an elevated shelf. It drapes down just like living rope and will look great in any bright spot in your home. Place it two or three feet away from a south-facing window, or near an east- or west-facing window.

Rope Plant Hoya Sunlight Requirements

Avoid direct light with this plant and instead ensure that it gets adequate bright indirect light. Bright indirect light will produce the best growth and blooms. Preferably, the Rope Plant Hoya should get at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. 

Rope Plant Hoya Care

Rope Plant Hoyas prefers warm temperatures and high humidity to ensure lush foliage and continuous flowers. Protect your plant from temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Mist your Hoya with water to boost humidity levels. The soil for your plant should be fast draining as hoya roots need good air circulation. You can improve your soil’s aeration by adding perlite or use an orchid potting soil blend.

Watering Rope Plant Hoya 

Allow the top two to three inches of soil to completely dry out before watering your Hoya. It is a semi-succulent plant and can live with less water. When watering, allow the excess water to drain out and don’t let the plant sit in water. Pull back on watering in the winter when growth slows. Check to see if you need to increase the humidity in the winter when heaters are running. 

Feeding Rope Plant Hoya 

To ensure that your Rope Plant Hoya creates continuous blooms and lush foliage, you should fertilize on a regular basis. During the spring and summer months, use a light dose of a potassium-rich fertilizer about every 3 to 4 weeks. There is generally no need to fertilize this plant in the winter when growth slows.

Rope Plant 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: High
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 11-18 inches
Mature Spread: 2.5-3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, Pink, White
Flower Shade/Description: Pink, Creamy-White, and Green Colors
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Curled, Light Green Leaves with Golden Yellow Streaks
Temperature: 60° - 65°F (16° - 18°C)
Humidity: Over 60%
Common Name: Rope Plant Hoya
Other Name(s): Hindu Rope, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant, Krinkle Curl
Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle Kurl'
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.

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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 - Rope Plant Hoya Show Reviews

  • 5
    Very happy with every purchase from this...

    Posted by Dennis Goodenow on Dec 03, 2022

    The Rope Hoya arrived in good shape. I've potted it up and it's currently in my sunroom with several other plants, one is another Hoya that I've had for quite a few years. It actually bloomed for the first time this year which was very exciting!