Hoya Shepherdii – Picture shows in a 6″ nursery pot
Light: Low – Bright
Water: 2 – 3 Weeks
Pet Friendly: Yes
Hoya shepherdii thrives in bright indirect light. You can also grow them in medium to low light too. However, the growth of the plant will be slower and will require less water. Please let the soil get 100% dry between watering. The watering is somewhere between 2 – 3 weeks as every house is different in terms of heat, humidity, and light. It is highly recommended to use room temperature water to water your plants as we do not want to shock the roots with hot or cold water. Hoyas are tropical plants and love high humidity. A regular misting will make the plant very happy and healthy. However, you can also grow them in room humidity without any issue.
Hoya shepherdii is a very popular houseplant featuring very dark green leaves. This plant is native to the eastern Himalayas and Assam. With the proper growing condition and care, this houseplant can thrive indoors. This is a vining plant that grows very well with the support of a moss pole or just hanging from a basket. The plant produces light pink flowers.
Hoya is a genus of 200–300 species of tropical plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Hoyas are native to different parts of Asia such as the Philippines, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Polynesia, New Guinea. Also, a lot of these varieties are also found in Australia. Common names for this genus are wax plant, wax vine, waxflower, or simply hoya. To learn more about hoyas, please click here.
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Hoya shepherdii is pet-friendly. Also, you can find a wide range of pet-friendly plants on our website.