Hoya Rope Care Guide

Looks like she just came from the salon and had a complete body treatment. Her curly leaves look like a fresh braid of hair unfurling. When she blooms, they look like bows in her hair!
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  • Light : High

    Hoya carnosa 'compacta' thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but prefers to be shielded from the harsh midday sun. Insufficient light may hinder its growth and flowering.

  • Water : Medium

    Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's crucial to ensure the pot has good drainage. Water less frequently in the winter months.

  • Humidity : Medium

    This Hoya enjoys higher humidity levels, ideally between 60-80%. In drier climates, using a humidity tray or a room humidifier can be beneficial.

  • Temp : 50℉ - 80℉

    Hoya carnosa 'compacta' prefers temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). It can tolerate short periods of cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost and freezing conditions.

  • Zone : 10|11|12
  • Fertilizer : Monthly

    Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the spring and summer months. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows.

  • Repotting : 2 Years

    Repot when the plant becomes root-bound, typically every 2-3 years. Use a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes

  • Cleaning : As needed

    Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust. This helps the plant to photosynthesize more efficiently and keeps it looking attractive.

  • Propagation : Cuttings