Hoya carnosa Plant Care and Instruction
Hoya carnosa does best in bright light, and a little bit of direct sun is just fine. In fact, some direct sun is beneficial in helping the Hoya flower. However, make sure to protect it from the scorching hot summer sun! Indoors, a south or west-facing window is ideal. Need more light, but solid green varieties tolerate much more moderate light. A solid green Hoya carnosa will be a-okay in an east-facing window. Outdoors, Hoyas will love bright shade, especially if they hang under a shady tree and get dappled sunlight. During the growing season – when it’s hot and humid and sunny – water freely. In the winter, reduce your watering and make sure the soil dries out almost completely. Hoya carnosa stores water in their fleshy, succulent-like leaves, so if you forget a watering or two, your Hoya will forgive you! A good rule of thumb is to water when the leaves start to pucker just a little bit. However, letting the soil stay too dry for too long (like one might let a cactus dry out) can damage the Hoya.
Light – Bright, indirect light
Place – Indoors
Water – Drought-tolerant. Water when the top couple of inches of soil are dry.
Fertilizer – Well diluted liquid fertilizer
Temperature – Typical home environment will be fine