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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Green with creamy-white margins.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Off and on throughout the year
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on May 10, 2014 4:33 AM

Love my hoya, but it took a long time to get big enough to bloom. To me, the blooms smell vaguely of chocolate.

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Posted by threegardeners (Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 7:18 AM

I live in Ontario, Canada.
Hoya carnosa loves to be grown on the dry side. I water it every week and a half.
It will thrive in a north facing window. I have mine just to the side of a north window and it grows constantly.
It prefers to be very root-bound, mine's been in the same pot for 15 years.
Misting the plant is also helpful.

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Posted by tarev (San Joaquin County, CA - Zone 9b) on Sep 10, 2013 4:22 PM

In my very dry area, where our dry spells run for over 4 months and reach triple-digit heat, this plant loves to get daily watering, or at least some daily misting. I grow it in part shade. Otherwise, the leaves will burn. Sometimes I get the pinkish hue on leaves, or often just the cream or white and green color on the leaves. Not getting any blooms yet, just lengthening of the vine and some new leaves.

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