Plant Know-How: Hoya kerrii
HOW TO CARE FOR HOYA KERRII:
Light requirements for Hoya keriii: Hoya kerrii does best in very bright indirect light. It may tolerate medium indirect light, but growth will be extra slow and leaves will be small. If you'd like your Hoya kerrii to bloom and grow large, we recommend growing it in bright indirect light.
Watering tips for Hoya kerii: Like most Hoyas, Hoya kerrii does not want to sit in soggy soil. Water your Hoya kerrii when the soil is dry at least 2/3 of the way down. Leaves will begin to look slightly puckered when ready for water. Hoyas tolerate drying out much better than they do being watered too often, so when in doubt, wait another week. If you need some help knowing when to water your plant a moisture meter is a helpful tool that can take out some of the guesswork!
The best soil for Hoya kerrii: Hoyas grow best in a chunky, well-draining soil. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!
Is Hoya kerrii pet-safe? Hoyas are non-toxic, so they're safe for curious pets who may take a bite.
Did you know? Hoyas send their vines out first, before leaves form, so even though it may look odd initially, be sure to let those wild vines do their thing until the leaves come in. Hoyas are also notoriously slow-growing plants, and don't usually bloom until they're a bit more mature. Have patience though- the unusual blooms are extremely rewarding. Once your plant has bloomed, don't remove the area of the vine that the bloom came from (called a peduncle), as Hoyas bloom from that same spot over and over.