Heart Hoya Plant Care & Propagation Guide

Written by Ivy

Nov 02 2021

Heart Hoya Plant Care & Propagation Guide
Heart Hoya plant presents you with a heart-shaped shape, so heart Hoya plant is also the reason why you like it. Many flower friends of heart Hoya plant will call it "love leaf". It is also a good practice to raise a pot at home and place it in a conspicuous place. Especially, there is a small and fresh room at home, full of love.
Heart Hoya plant is a kind of plant that is often bought by lovers. If you are celebrating your birthday or making a confession, you can buy a pot of such plants and give them to your loved ones.

Heart Hoya Plant Quick Info

Botanical/Scientific Name Hoya kerrii
Common Name Sweetheart Hoya
Varieties Variegated Sweetheart Hoya,Hoya Kerrii Reverse Variegata
Uses Valentine plant or sweetheart wax plant
Origin South-east of Asia
Light Care Low light
Soil Care Moist but not soggy soil
Temperature Care 60 and 80 F. or 15 and 26 C.
Humidity Care High humidity
Watering Watered every 7–9 days
Pruning Care Heart-shaped leaves that are discolored and diseased should be pruned
Fertilizer Care Water-soluble houseplant fertilizer mixed at a rate of ¼ teaspoon
Propagation Use a pair of clean scissors to cut off a piece of vine that includes at least one node and a few leaves
Toxic Non toxic to people and animals

Heart Hoya Plant Care in Detail

Heart Hoya Plant Care & Propagation Guide

Heart Hoya Plant Watering

Heart Hoya Plant is a comparison of water, so we had better be watering when watering, so that we can make Heart Hoya Plant grow more full and more vigorous, of course, we are best able to spray water through spray, usually when pouring water, it is best to be able to water every 32 days. However, let's not allow ponding at the bottom of the basin. If the season is dry, the heart Hoya plant starts to sleep gradually when it grows. Therefore, we'd better control the water properly.

Heart Hoya Plant Soil

Heart Hoya plant likes places with warmer climate and better light, which will make plants grow faster. The leaves and flowers of heart Hoya plant grow vigorously and can supplement water in time during the growth period. In summer, the climate is relatively high and the plant water consumption is relatively large, so it can supplement water in time. When planting in the soil of heart Hoya plant, do not apply a large amount of water, If the stems and roots of heart Hoya plant are soaked in water for a long time, the roots will rot and affect the growth of the plant. When we apply fertilizer to heart Hoya plant, we can apply diluted fertilizer or cake fertilizer every month to make the leaves of heart Hoya plant grow thicker, the flowers are brighter and the flowering period is longer. During the growth of heart Hoya plant, the temperature can be maintained above 20 ℃.

Heart Hoya Plant Light

Heart Hoya plant is a shade tolerant plant. In winter, we'd better put it indoors to maintain heart Hoya plant, but there can't be lack of light indoors. We can put heart Hoya plant on the balcony or windowsill.
The amount of light will affect the brilliance of heart Hoya plant. If we want to have a colorful and long flowering period, we'd better put heart Hoya plant in the brightest place indoors, but avoid direct sunlight to avoid burning the leaves of heart Hoya plant. Heart Hoya plant should be placed in a sunny place to avoid direct sunlight. It can be placed indoors not far from the south window to keep the leaf color green and bright and bloom well. In summer, we need to move the heart Hoya plant to the shade to prevent direct sunlight, otherwise the leaf color of heart Hoya plant will turn yellow. If it is placed in the place with insufficient light for a long time, the leaf color will become lighter and the flowers will be less but not colourful. We can also use iron wire as a ring to wrap the branches around them and let them climb and grow, which is more conducive to daylighting. Heart Hoya plant is always oriented to the best of light.

Heart Hoya Plant Temperature

Heart Hoya plant likes warmth and humidity, and the suitable temperature for growth is 18 ~ 28 ℃. After the middle of October, the temperature should be 10 ~ 14 ℃. We should put the heart Hoya plant in a dry place with sufficient light for overwintering. The minimum overwintering temperature is 7 ℃. If the temperature is lower than 5 ℃, heart Hoya plant is vulnerable to cold damage, causing defoliation and even the death of the whole plant.

Heart Hoya Plant Humidity

Heart Hoya plant is a relatively warm area that likes to grow in a better climate. There is good light during the growth period, and there are sufficient nutrients in the soil, so that heart Hoya plant grows relatively fast during the growth period. It can be planted in the open air for viewing in areas with relatively warm climate, and potted planting can be selected when the climate is low, During plant growth, the temperature can be 18-28 degrees Celsius, and in winter, the temperature can be 5 degrees Celsius. When the temperature is lower than 3 degrees Celsius, heart Hoya plant will be frostbitten. Better thermal insulation measures should be taken to prevent it from being frostbitten by the severe cold in winter and let its plants spend the winter well. During planting, heart Hoya plant can be planted by simple cutting method with relatively high activity. During planting, heart Hoya plant is relatively easy to take root and simple to plant.

Heart Hoya Plant Fertilizer

The effective fertilization of heart Hoya plant is best in the growth period, so that the growth of heart Hoya plant can be accelerated. We can apply organic liquid fertilizer or compound fertilizer to heart Hoya plant once a month, but the applied fertilizer is preferably diluted fertilizer, because too thick fertilizer will harm heart Hoya plant.

Heart Hoya Plant Pruning

Before heart Hoya plant pruning, cake fertilizer or organic fertilizer can be applied to the selected soil to make the seedlings have better nutritional growth during growth. Heart Hoya plant pruning can be carried out in spring. From March to April, when the temperature is relatively rising, select the stems and branches with better growth, cut 10 cm in agricultural groups, coat the incision with rooting agent, then insert them into the soil, apply appropriate water, and keep the soil with good humidity. When the temperature is above 20 ℃, they can take root in half a month, The light can be properly blocked during plant growth. When it has 2-3 young leaves, it can be transplanted for normal management and protection.

Heart Hoya Plant Repotting

In summer, we need to move the heart Hoya plant to the shade to prevent direct sunlight, otherwise the leaf color will turn yellow. If it is placed in the place with insufficient light for a long time, the leaf color will become lighter and the flowers will be less but not colourful. It is best to place it in a sunny and ventilated place. The best place for sunlight is direct sunlight in the morning or half day in the afternoon. In winter, it shall be placed indoors in a sunny place, and the watering shall be controlled to make the plant sleep, and it can withstand a low temperature of about 5 ℃.
There is sunshine in spring and autumn, so we should absorb ultraviolet rays. The soil fertilizer for planting heart Hoya plant does not need to be too heavy, but we should keep the soil soft. In order to keep moisture, we can spread some moss on the flower pot.
When heart Hoya plant repotting, we should cut off the rotten leaves of heart Hoya plant in time. If the rotten roots are serious, it is necessary to replace the planting soil, and plant the flowerpot after replacement or disinfection. The new soil should be kept dry and not too wet. We can continue to water when new buds grow. It is best not to water during the replacement period, We can spray the Heart Hoya Plant surface with sprayer.

Heart Hoya Plant Pest & Disease Control

Yellow leaves Pest of heart Hoya plant: there are many causes of yellow leaves of heart Hoya plant. Insufficient or strong light, hardening of basin soil and improper management of water and fertilizer may lead to yellow leaves. Symptomatic prevention and treatment of heart Hoya plant pest is required.
Rotten roots Pest of heart Hoya plant: too thick fertilizer or ponding in basin soil will cause rotten roots of the plant. At ordinary times, we should pay attention to keeping the environment ventilated and well drained, and apply thin fertilizer frequently. If the root rot of heart Hoya plant is serious, the whole plant shall be excavated, replaced with soil, and the flower pot shall be disinfected.

Heart Hoya Plant Propagation

Heart Hoya Plant Care & Propagation Guide

Heart Hoya Plant Cutting Propagation

The propagation of heart Hoya plant adopts cutting or pressing method, which is easy to take root. Generally speaking, cutting is carried out in late spring; You can cut a 10 cm long stem end of heart Hoya plant, coat the incision with rooting agent, and then insert it into the soil for cutting, or bud cutting. The soil temperature should be kept at 20-25 ℃ during cutting of heart Hoya plant. After about 8 ~ 10 weeks of culture, roots will grow. After two weeks, the roots can be transplanted after they are well developed. High branch layering of heart Hoya plant can be carried out in spring.

Heart Hoya Plant Pressing Propagation

Heart Hoya plant will bear fruit after flowering. Its fruit is a seed pod. There are many seeds in it that can be used for sowing. As for the seeds of heart Hoya plant, we can soak them in warm water to promote germination, and then prepare loose and fertile soil. Put the seeds on the surface, cover them with a layer of fine soil, and pour an appropriate amount of water to keep the basin soil moist. The seedlings of heart Hoya plant are difficult to raise and need to be taken care of.
Heart Hoya plant can be propagated by pressing. The cutting of heart Hoya plant is generally carried out in late spring. Use sterilized tools to cut a section of stem about 10 cm, coat the cutting position with rooting agent, and then carry out cutting. When cutting, the ambient temperature of heart Hoya plant should be maintained at 20 ℃ - 25 ℃, and it will take root after curing for about eight to ten weeks. After about two weeks, the roots will develop well, and then transplanting can be carried out.

Heart Hoya Plant Varieties

There are some of Heart Hoya Plant Varieties. Heart Hoya plant is a perennial shrub. The climbing length of stems and branches is 2m. The surface of stems and branches is yellowish gray, and the petiole of plants is relatively thick. The leaves of heart Hoya plant are long oval, the leaves are thin when they are dry, the leaf surface is smooth and hairless, the middle leaves are full, the growing leaves are heart-shaped, the flowers are small but numerous, and the flowers are mostly white, which is very beautiful, The flowering time is in May. There are many names for heart Hoya plant, which can be called according to different regions. The plant grows vigorously, the leaves grow thicker, and the appearance looks like a heart.

Heart Hoya Plant Benefits

When we plant heart Hoya plant, we often plant a leaf. During the growth of heart Hoya plant, a large area of little love will grow. This is a vine plant. Many people will plant heart Hoya plant near the basin soil near the wall, so that the new leaf bulbus can grow into a whole wall of love. In this case, Heart Hoya plant is also very beautiful at home. If you want to decorate your home, you can plant heart Hoya plant.

Heart Hoya Plant Care FAQs

Mature hoya heart plant

The maintenance position of mature hoya heart plant is preferably at the balcony facing east or south. If there is too much light (too much direct light), it is easy to sunburn the leaves. Mature Hoya heart plant prefers scattered light, which is related to its original growth environment. There are bulbus in the south of China and southern Asia. Mature Hoya heart plant originally grew in woodland and will climb up and grow on other plants, It is also possible to climb on the stone, and some aerial roots will grow at the growth node of bulbus, which is the support of climbing plants of mate Hoya heart plant.
Now mature Hoya heart plant has become a popular indoor climbing plant, which can blossom occasionally, and its overall ornamental performance is relatively good. In fact, the most popular one now is the heart-shaped bulbous orchid, because the heart-shaped leaves of mate Hoya heart plant imply beauty. The leaves of heart leaf bulbus are relatively plump, full of water, strong adaptability to the environment, and do not need regular care.
Usually, we can see some heart leaf bulb orchids propagated by leaf cutting in flower markets and flower shops. Cutting a leaf of bulb orchid in the soil can still take root, but it is difficult to grow new buds by leaf cutting. If you want to make the cutting Cymbidium grow buds faster, you should choose the branch cutting method to reproduce, because the buds usually grow at the growth node.
Mature Hoya heart plant itself is a kind of vine climbing plant with nodes on its branches. When Hoya heart plant carries out branch cutting, the twigs at the top can be cut off. Each section is about 9cm. After cutting off, the branches should be placed in a ventilated and shaded place, and then re cutting after 3 ~ 5 days. This is to ensure that the wound can heal, and then cutting propagation can prevent the wound from infection with fungi and ensure higher germination rate.

Hoya heart plant full grown

Hoya heart plant full growth is a lovely plant. Its leaves are heart-shaped, especially loving. Moreover, Hoya heart plant full growth will also produce many lovely flowers. I think these heart-shaped leaves are also the first choice for many little girls to plant potted plants. Then look down and you will find that Hoya heart plant full growth is easy to raise. Let's talk about how Hoya heart plant is derived. I'm talking about the easiest and best survival derivation method. At the end of spring, a stem can be cut from the mother plant, and the length can be about 90mm. Apply some rooting powder on the wound we cut, and you can directly insert it into the soil.
You can also use the newly grown leaves as the object of cultivation, but it will be a lot of trouble, so I won't repeat it. In this way, it also needs to maintain a constant temperature (about 23 degrees). After about 60 or 70 days, it can grow new roots. After waiting for two weeks, you can take it out and plant it in another prepared pot. The soil in the basin needs some garden soil (you can choose a vegetable garden that has been growing vegetables and dig out some soil, which contains a lot of comprehensive nutrients) plus rotten leaf soil (first, if you make it yourself, you should disinfect it before reuse. This soil is very loose, with high organic fertilizer content and good ventilation, but you can't store water).
We can add some sand to Hoya heart plant (only it will not agglomerate at any time, so using it will increase the ventilation and water benefit effect of the soil) and get the above materials in the order of two fifths, two fifths and one fifth to fill the basin. Before installation, in order to have better ventilation and drainage, fill a layer of crushed stones at the bottom of the basin to increase the effect of ventilation and drainage. The next step is to water Hoya heart plant. Let's water Hoya heart plant full growth. As long as the basin soil is dry, we don't water it. As long as it is dry, we can water it enough. The premise of pouring enough is that there can't be a lot of accumulated water, otherwise the water that can't be discharged will flood the roots and lead to rot.

Hoya heart succulent plant

Hoya heart successful plant likes to be in the soil with good drainage. Therefore, when selecting the culture substrate, it can use sand, garden soil and humus rich soil to mix together. Only in this way can Hoya heart successful plant reproduce on this kind of soil and grow better. Hoya heart successful plant likes to be in a sunny place, and the flowering period of Hoya heart successful plant can be longer only after absorbing enough sunlight. However, although it can be placed in a sunny place, it is also necessary to avoid direct sunlight, otherwise it will easily sunburn its leaves and cause death.
When raising Hoya heart successful plant at home, we should place the potted plant in the sunny place so that it can absorb enough sunlight and it is best to place it in the south window. In summer, we should choose a cool place to prevent Hoya heart successful plant from being directly exposed to the sun. When the sun is small in the morning or afternoon, we can take out the heart leaf bulb to bask in the sun. When the cymbidium grows, you can make some iron rings and put them near the cymbidium, which is conducive to the growth of its branches and leaves.
Hoya heart successful plant likes warm and humid environment. It's best to keep the cultivation temperature at about 25 ℃. When it comes to winter, it should prevent frostbite caused by too low temperature of bulbus. It's best to keep bulbus at more than 10 ℃; Moreover, in summer, when the temperature is the highest, it will even reach 40 degrees Celsius. Such fierce sunlight will easily sunburn Hoya heart successful plant, so we should keep Hoya heart successful plant below 30 degrees Celsius in summer.

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