Sweetheart Wax Plant (Hoya)

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This leaf cutting of the Hoya kerrii or Sweetheart Plant will stay the same size its entire life, since it has no node or bud to form new growth; it prefers plenty of bright indirect light, but avoid direct summer sun; water only when top soil dries out; an interesting indoor novelty plant.
 

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.

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Features

Sweetheart Wax plan has an attractive glossy heart-shaped green leaf, that remains forest green in color throughout the year.

This is an herbaceous houseplant that is often given a a token of affecction or love.

Care

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Sweetheart Wax Plant will stay about 2 inches tall, with a spread of 2 inches. Under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist soil, but will not tolerate any standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.