Sunrise Hoya

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  • Rare, Flowering Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Succulent/Orchid Soil Mixture
  • Mature Height Up to 9 Feet
  • Pet Safe

The Hoya ‘Sunrise’ is a beautiful plant that blushes red in adequate sunlight. This plant is an excellent choice for hanging baskets because of its characteristic trailing and vining growth habit. This plant is sometimes hard to find due to its continuing popularity. It has beautiful teardrop-shaped leaves with reddish veins. The Sunrise Hoya can be trained to grow its vines where you want them to by staking with bamboo. 

Best Locations For Growing Sunrise Hoya 

Grow this plant in any room receiving adequate indirect sunlight for at least six hours daily. Try to keep your hoya in a location with high humidity, preferably 60-80%. If you live in a dry climate, it is best to occasionally mist your plant (avoid water build-up on leaves) or use a humidity tray. 

Sunrise Hoya Sunlight Requirements

In order for Sunrise Hoya to thrive, provide it with plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. Two or three feet away from a south-facing window, or near an east- or west-facing window is ideal. Hoya Sunrise prefers to get bright dappled sunlight for at least four to six hours per day. For example, consider hanging your plant behind sheer curtains on a south-facing window. Direct sunlight may scorch the leaves. 

Sunrise Hoya Care

The best time of year to prune your plant is in early spring. Take care that you don’t accidentally snip off a peduncle where the flowers grow year after year. The perfect soil for growing the Hoya Sunrise in would be a 50/50 blend of a high-quality succulent soil and orchid soil. Airy, well-draining mixes are best for hoya plants, and they grow best in a high-humidity environment. 

Watering Sunrise Hoya 

Before watering this plant, make sure that the soil has completely dried out. Hoyas are susceptible to root rot when overwatered. As a general rule, water biweekly during the spring and summer but don’t water much during the winter months when growth slows.

Feeding Sunrise Hoya 

Sunrise Hoyas benefit from monthly feeding with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Hoyas need to be fertilized regularly throughout spring and summer. Nitrogen-rich fertilizers encourage foliage growth, whereas phosphorus-rich fertilizers are best when you see flower buds emerge.

Sunrise 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: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: Up to 9 feet
Mature Spread: 1-2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Shade/Description: White When Grown In Shade and Pink When Grown In Sunlight.
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Dark Green Leaves and Red Veins
Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Sunrise Hoya
Other Name(s): Hoya Sunrise, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Scientific Name: Hoya lacunosa x obscura 'Sunrise'
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 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.

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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 - Sunrise Hoya Show Reviews

  • 5
    I'm absolutely loving it!

    Posted by Randy Russel on Jun 14, 2023

    It's a low-maintenance plant, which is perfect for someone like me who tends to forget about watering sometimes. Overall, I'm super happy with my Sunrise Hoya - it's definitely a must-have for any plant lover!