• Hoya obovata
  • Hoya obovata
  • Hoya obovata

Hoya obovata

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Plant Species: Hoya obovata 

Plant Genus: Hoya 

Plant Family: Apocynaceae 

Native Plant Origin: Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Vietnam 

Soil Drainage: Well-drained, we recommend a substrate mix composed of coco coir, perlite, vermiculite, pumice. Moderate watering. 

Soil pH: Acidic 

Fertilizers: Hoya obovata requires moderate fertilization, so we recommend using a bio fertilizer (we use the BioBizz brand for the plants we cultivate) from the beginning of March until the end of November. 

Air Humidity: From 50% and above. 

Temperature: 18-26 degrees Celsius 

Light: Moderate indirect light 


Plant height with pot included: 20-25cm 

Pot diameter: 8cm 


Hoya obovata is a very fast growing and relatively easy trailing houseplant. New leaves emerge almost black and harden off to a large oval shaped green leaf, with a creamy variegated pattern. The flowers are small and clustered white and pink.


Attention! To check the moisture level of the substrate, sticking your finger into the pot to a depth of 2 cm is the best way to measure soil moisture. If you feel the substrate is wet, keep the watering can away for one or two days, and if it feels dry, water it. 


Attention 2! When we talk about watering, we must consider the pot in which the plant is planted, as well as the amount of substrate and its aeration level. For example, do not pour a liter of water into a pot with a diameter and height of 12 cm, as this will drown the plant's roots. It is best to discard the excess water from the collector tray half an hour after watering. 


Good luck with your plant care! And don't forget to give us updates on your plant using the hashtag #greenmirrors and tag @green.mirrors in your Instagram posts! We promise to share them in our stories ☺ 


Tags: Hoya, Hoya obovata, Apocynaceae, rare plants, unusual plants, decorative foliage plants, air-purifying plants, indoor decorative plants.