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- Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'
Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Hoya kerrii is from the Apocynaceae family and is native to Thailand, Laos & Cambodia. These plants are often sold as a single heart shaped leaf and called ‘Valentine Hoya’, as they mature they will vine and have a woody stem and of course produce more leaves.
Hoya kerrii 'Variegata' have heart shaped leaves with a creamy white border and green centre.
They are epiphytes and would typically attach themselves to host trees in tropical forests using aerial roots. This particular Hoya is most likely to flower when potbound, blooms are star-shaped and release their fragrance at night. Resist removing old floral stalks, as new buds will form from them. The genus "Hoya" was named after Thomas Hoy, an English gardener from the early 1800s.
Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'
Pot: 10.5cm diameter
Height: Approximately 20cm height.
Secrets to success
Light: Bright light is best but this Hoya will tolerate more gentle light.
Watering: Allow soil to dry out a little in between waterings; leaves are very succulent so the plant doesn’t require a lot of watering.
Air humidity: Higher humidity is ideal, this can be achieved by misting the leaves, grouping plants together or placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: When still a single leaf, feed once or twice a year, as plant grows and matures, feed monthly, dilute fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.
Potting mix: A well-draining mix with some orchid bark to allow roots to breathe.
For further information about Hoya, check out our blog.
This plant is non-toxic but keep out of reach just in case as sap is an irritant.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.