How to Winter Hoya Plants

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Two to three hundred different species of hoya plants exist around the world. They originate from tropical regions of Asia, Australia and Polynesia. Also known as wax plant, hoya plants have leaves that look like they have been sculpted out of wax. They can grow as a shrub or a vine. The flowers develop in clusters and release a sweet fragrance that can fill a small greenhouse or a large room. Hoya flowers come in many shapes, sizes and colors.

Moderately Easy


things you’ll need:
  • Distilled water
  • Sprayer
    1. Bring the hoya plant inside for the winter and place it in a cool place with temperatures of between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant should also have access to bright light, preferably direct sunlight.
    2. Water the soil in which the hoya plant grows only when the soil is completely dry. Add just enough water to wet the upper 1 inch of the soil.
    3. Use distilled water in a sprayer to mist the leaves of the hoya plant.
    4. Maintain a high humidity level if you grow your hoya plant in a controlled environment like a greenhouse.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don’t remove the stalks of spent hoya blooms because new blooms will develop from the same stubs in the growing season.

  • Don’t fertilize hoya plants during winter because it is in a rest period and is not actively growing.

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