Hoya carnosa is from the Apocynaceae family and is native to India and South China. Leaves are glossy, fleshy and ovate with a entire leaf margin, they are in pairs in opposite arrangement. 

Flowers are star-shaped and white with a faint pink tint which has a red centre.


Pot: 15cm in diameter.

Foliage: Approximately 35cm in length.


Secrets to success


Temperature: Average to warm is fine, 16-24°C. 


Light: Hoya carnosa can handle 2 hours of direct sunlight and will be happiest in a bright spot. 


Watering: Water moderately during the growing season and reduce watering in winter.


Air Humidity: Average humidity is fine but this plant prefers higher; to increase humidity group plants together, mist them, use a humidifier or place your plant on a watered pebble tray. 


Fertilising: Feed Hoya every few weeks during the growing period.


These plants are not known to be toxic but sap is an irritant, keep out of reach just in case.


Hoya carnosa hanging pot