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Plant Know-How: Hoya carnosa 'Compacta'

Hoya compacta 6 inch
This pasta-like plant is Hoya carnosa 'Compacta', a strange curly cultivar of Hoya carnosa! Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' has become highly sought after in recent years, and we can certainly understand why. Its charming rippled leaves grow closely together, and when the plant matures its long vines hang down like lush green ropes. This is a truly unique plant! Like its non-curly cousin Hoya carnosa, Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' is very easy to grow. This is a great Hoya for a beginner! The care for Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' is similar to many other Hoya, your plant will love a well draining soil mix, bright light, and to be watered sparingly. If you want to know all about their care read on!
hoya compacta 4 inch


Light: Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' grows best in bright indirect light. You can grow them in medium indirect light, but plants grown in medium indirect may never flower and will need to be watered less frequently.

Water: Water your Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' when the soil has gone completely dry. Be sure to fully soak your plant whenever you water!

Did you know? Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' produces beautiful, round clusters of pink flowers! These flowers smell strongly of chocolate!

Want to bring home this unique Hoya? We have Hoya carnosa 'Compacta' available in-store!