Growing a Hoya Tips


Does anyone know if a Hoya plant should be kept in a small or larger pot? Also, should they be kept moist or dry? I've had a Hoya for over 10 years and it has never bloomed.




Hoya plants generally prefer to be kept root bound. A rule of thumb is not to repot them until it's unavoidable. Water them enough to soak the root mass, and then let the upper 1/3 to upper 1/2 of the pot dry before watering again.

Water them liberally in summer and only in amounts to prevent leaves from shriveling in the winter. Hoya plants like well-drained, slightly acidic soil, warm temperatures and high-humidity-near saturation. They also prefer higher levels of potassium to bloom.

When kept indoors in centrally heated and cooled rooms they will rarely bloom. Place them outside in partial shade (under a tree) for the summer to encourage blooming. They should receive at least four hours of direct sunlight, but need to be kept out of noonday sun in order to bloom. Too much shade discourages blooming and too much sun will burn their leaves.


Once buds appear the plants should not be disturbed. Also, dried flower spurs should not be removed as next seasons flowers will appear in these same spots.

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July 20, 20050 found this helpful

A smaller pot would be better, as Hoyas should be allowed to become completely pot-bound. This promotes flowering. They like to be watered well in summer, but keep them a little dry in winter. Hope this helps.

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March 24, 20190 found this helpful

My Hoya is from my great grandma's plant. It took mine 15 years. Had re-potted only once very early on and bloomed month after being in west exposure.


Hang in there

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March 25, 20190 found this helpful

I have a hoya that is from my grandmother's plant, she has been gone about 20 years now. I treasure it. They are the neatest plants with such beautiful blooms.

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