Hoya Kerrii Care
Plus, an Easy Propagation Guide!
Also known as the Sweetheart Hoya, Sweetheart Plant, and Valentine Hoya because of its heart-shaped leaves.
Provide your Hoya Kerrii with bright, indirect light.
Hoya Kerrii is a semi-succulent and likes to dry out in between waterings. They store water in their leaves!
If the leaves are wrinkly, it's TOO dry! Try not to let it get to this point.
Use a loose and well-draining potting mix.
Hoya Kerrii is native to tropical areas, so giving it extra humidity will help mimic its natural environment.
Repot your Hoya Kerrii every few years. They don't mind getting a little root bound.
Did you know?
The sweetheart hoya is a vine, but it's often sold as one single leaf because it resembles a heart...
BUT, they almost never grow into a full plant from a single leaf!
How to Propagate
Step by Step!
Identify a healthy vine on your Hoya with a few leaves and at least one node.
Use a pair of clean, sharp scissors to cut off the vine below a node.
The nodes are where leaves and roots grow from. They are where the new roots will form!
A node must be on the cutting because...
Plant the cutting in a small pot with moistened potting mix. Make sure the node is buried.
Put the cutting in bright, indirect light.
Keep the potting mix moist and the humidity high as the roots develop.
After about a month you can test if roots have formed by giving the cutting a very gentle tug and feeling for resistance.
And that's how to easily propagate the
Learn more about Hoya Kerrii care and propagation.
Plus, where you can find this adorable Sweetheart Plant!