Hoya | Plant Care Guide

Hoya plant

AKA wax plant or rope plant with white flowers that have a beautiful scent. The hardy hoya plant is easy to care for and pretty to look at even just as an evergreen hanging feature.

Low maintenance, moderately fast grower and with spectacularly scented flower balls, we reckon hoya are an excellent gift for all occasions.


Bright indirect sunlight ideally for 6 to 8 hours a day so your hoya has the best chance of flowering in spring and summer. He can sit in direct sunlight in winter but then move him come spring.


Hoya’s water needs are similar to a succulent, they like to dry out a lot between waters so check the soil always before adding water and ensure that the top 4 inches are totally dry (use a soil moisture metre so you can get down that far and get an accurate reading). If it is dry enough then you can add a tall glass of water.


Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) every second or third month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch him sprout fresh new leaves.

Not toxic to cats and dogs but should still not be consumed as it will make them vomit if enough is eaten.