Variegated Sweetheart Hoya

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  • Unusual Form
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Well-Draining Cactus Mix
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Hoya kerrii is also known as the Sweetheart Hoya. This variegated variety has bright-yellow markings on the edges of a heart-shaped leaf. Sweetheart Hoya is a one-of-a-kind gift for any occasion and is very easy to care for. The heart-shaped cutting will grow very slowly and will rarely need repotting.

Best Locations For Growing Variegated Sweetheart Hoya

Sweetheart Hoyas will thrive in normal humidity levels indoors. Rooms with extra humidity, such as the kitchen or bathroom, are good places to grow Hoya with little effort. Sweetheart Hoya is not toxic and can be grown as a decoration in a child’s room or near pets.

Variegated Sweetheart Hoya Sunlight Requirements

Place Sweetheart Hoya in a south- or southwest-facing window. Bright direct light is needed. Keep the plant out of drafts from doors or the drying heat from a furnace vent.

Variegated Sweetheart Hoya Care

No special attention is needed for a Sweetheart Hoya. This plant grows very slowly and will not need to be repotted for several years. Hoyas are epiphytic plants that thrive in fast-draining soil with plenty of perlite and fine orchid bark mixed in. 

Watering Variegated Sweetheart Hoya

Only water Hoya when the soil is dry. This succulent stores moisture in its leaves and never likes to be in soggy soil. Depending on the room's humidity, check for watering about once a week as a general rule. Watering is the same year-round, and this plant does not have a dormancy period.

Feeding Variegated Sweetheart Hoya

Sweetheart Hoya is not a heavy-feeding plant and should only be fertilized once or twice a year. Use a liquid feed formulated for succulents and cacti. Feed the plant at half the manufacturer’s recommended strength as part of regular watering.

Variegated Sweetheart Hoya Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, 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: Climbing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 4 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Variegated, Yellow and Green
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Variegate Sweetheart Hoya
Other Name(s): Lucky-Heart Hoya, Valentine Hoya
Scientific Name: Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'
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 - Variegated Sweetheart Hoya Show Reviews

  • 5
    such an amazing plant

    Posted by Gwendolyn Hanson on Dec 14, 2022

    It's such a beautiful display in my office and it draws all the attention from my coworkers when they come in, and it has been a great conversation starter.