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Hoya Sweetheart

Hoya Sweetheart

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    Botanical Name:

    • Hoya kerrii

    Common Names:

    • Hoya 'Sweetheart'
    • Sweetheart Hoya
    • Heart-leaf Hoya
    • Valentine Hoya

    Description: Hoya 'Sweetheart', scientifically known as Hoya kerrii, is a charming tropical plant admired for its thick, heart-shaped leaves. The succulent foliage is a rich green, creating a lovely and whimsical appearance that adds a touch of romance and elegance to any space. This Hoya is particularly cherished for its clusters of star-shaped, fragrant flowers that range in color from white to pale pink. Native to Southeast Asia, this evergreen plant thrives indoors, adding a touch of exotic charm and vibrant greenery to homes and offices. Hoya 'Sweetheart' typically grows up to 3-4 feet tall and wide, making it an excellent choice for adding texture and visual interest to various indoor environments.

    Care Instructions:


    • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure to intense afternoon sun, which can scorch the leaves.


    • Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry. Hoya 'Sweetheart' prefers to dry out slightly between waterings. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows.


    • Thrives in moderate to high humidity environments. Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain the necessary moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.


    • Prefers temperatures between 60°F and 85°F (16°C - 29°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).


    • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well to support healthy growth.


    • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


    • Prune to maintain the desired shape and size. Remove any dead or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and keep the plant healthy. Pruning also helps to control the plant's growth and promote flowering.

    Styling Tips:

    • Hanging Baskets: Place Hoya 'Sweetheart' in hanging baskets to showcase its trailing, heart-shaped vines. Its unique, cascading habit makes it perfect for elevated displays.
    • Trellis or Support: Train Hoya 'Sweetheart' to climb a trellis or support structure to create a vertical garden. Its sculptural foliage adds a lush, green backdrop to any space.
    • Shelf or Mantelpiece: Position Hoya 'Sweetheart' on a shelf or mantelpiece where its trailing vines can spill over the edge, adding a touch of greenery and elegance to elevated spaces.
    • Grouping with Other Plants: Combine with other humidity-loving plants like ferns, calatheas, and philodendrons to create a diverse and visually appealing indoor garden.
    • Romantic Decor: The heart-shaped foliage of Hoya 'Sweetheart' fits well with romantic or whimsical decor. Use a simple, contemporary pot to complement its striking appearance.

    Hoya 'Sweetheart', with its charming, heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, star-shaped flowers, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its unique appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of tropical charm and romantic beauty to their spaces.

    *******Please note the 4"plant will not grow vines as it is a leaf-cutting



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