Variegated Rope Plant Hoya

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  • Outstanding Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Cactus Soil
  • Mature Height 16 Inches
  • Pet Safe

The Variegated Rope Plant is a fantastic-looking succulent with many aliases. Scientifically named Hoya carnosa 'Compacta Variegata', this plant also goes by Hindu Rope Hoya, Krinkle Kurl Plant, Porcelain Flower, and Wax Plant. This vining tropical has long stems of crinkled, curled leaves and produces amazingly sweet-scented flowers. Of the over 900 varieties and cultivars of Hoya, Variegated Rope Plant is one of the easiest for new houseplant gardeners to master. 

Best Locations For Growing Variegated Rope Plant

Rope Plant is compact and looks great placed on a low shelf or in a hanging basket where the leaves can be seen close up. Used as a specimen or part of a collection, this plant provides great contrast to more typical houseplant foliage. Variegated Rope Plant is not considered to be toxic.

Variegated Rope Plant Sunlight Requirements

Bright light is what succulents crave for compact growth. Low light levels encourage the stems to stretch to the light and become leggy. Place Rope Plant near a south-facing window. East- and west-facing windows with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day are also acceptable. Like all succulents, Hoya needs regular pot rotation for even growth. 

Variegated Rope Plant Care

Use fast-draining indoor potting soil with extra perlite or sharp sand added to pot up Rope Plant. Hanging baskets should have removable saucers to catch excess moisture. Hoyas do not like to sit in standing water. Leggy growth can be cut back in the spring when the plant starts active growth.

Watering Variegated Rope Plant

Rope Plant stores a lot of water in the leaves and can be considered drought tolerant. When the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry, water thoroughly, letting the excess drain away. Watering once every 2-3 weeks is typical and will depend on the humidity level around the plant. Low humidity gives the Rope Plant a dull, matte look, while high humidity gives the leaves a glossier appearance. Use a portable humidifier or pebble tray to keep the humidity around 50%.

Feeding Variegated Rope Plant

Fertilize with a formulation for succulents and cacti. The balance of NPK should approach 1-2-4, intended to encourage more robust root growth over dense foliage. Dilute a liquid fertilizer to half the manufacturer's recommendation and apply once a month during the spring and summer.

Variegated Rope Plant 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: High
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 16 inches
Mature Spread: 3-4 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade/Description: Pink
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Variegated Solid Green
Temperature: 60° - 65°F (16° - 18°C)
Humidity: Over 60%
Common Name: Variegated Rope Plant Hoya
Other Name(s): Hindu Rope, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant, Krinkle Curl
Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa 'Compacta 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 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 - Variegated Rope Plant Hoya Show Reviews

  • 5
    so unique!

    Posted by Glenda Hamilton on Dec 14, 2022

    This plant is so cute! The plant is super healthy and happy when it arrived.