Hindu Rope Hoya (Hoya carnosa 'Hindu Rope') in the Hoyas Database

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Also sold as:
Hoya carnosa Compacta
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 5, 2011 10:24 PM

This is a hoya that is sometimes found in local garden centers and nurseries. My plant came as a large healthy plant from a friend. It grew and grew and bloomed it's head off for a few years and I took many cuttings to root and give in trades. Unfortunately, the last two winters have taken a toll on this plant, it hasn't recovered and is almost totally gone. Sad

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 17, 2012 4:49 AM

Easy to root from stem cuttings. This is a compact, slow growing Hoya that is well-suited for baskets. Twisted leaves make a very attractive stem that cascades over 1.5 feet. Flowers come in bunches of 20 to 40 hanging from along the stems. Very hardy and easily grown creating large specimens after a few years.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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