Hoya Carnosa, Green
- Hoyas need bright, indirect light, humidity and a light touch when it comes to watering
- Select a place that gets bright, indirect light. Don’t let their waxy foliage fool you. They are not succulent and can’t take harsh afternoon light. They will grow in lower light situations but it’s unlikely they will bloom.
- Use a potting mix that allows for good air circulation around the roots.
- Potting soil with good air circulation is very important for Hoya. To create a perfect blend mix equal parts of cactus mix, orchid bark, and perlite. Hoya like to be pot-bound or crowded in their pots. They will only need to be repotted every two or three years.
- Water regularly with room-temperature water, spring through summer. Let the top layer of soil dry between watering. In the fall and winter growth naturally slows down and they won’t use as much water. Water sparingly during fall and winter, give them just enough that the soil doesn’t dry out completely. Too much water can cause flowers to drop.