- 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
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 12 inches
|Mature Spread: 4 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|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
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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.