Hoya. Wax ivy

An unusually beautiful climbing plant with an unusually bright color - hoya (wax ivy) has become widespread not only in Russia, but throughout the world. For some reason, employees of small state organizations fell in love with this plant and began to decorate their institutions with this vine everywhere.

Perhaps everyone has noticed the whips of the plant at post offices, savings banks, and others trying to survive. But not everyone saw how beautiful the flowering and aroma of this beauty are, because this flower requires a special approach to itself. With proper and very simple care, the hoya will certainly thank you with beautiful, like wax flowers. Hoya will bloom for a long time, about six months. The rules for caring for her are very simple.

The capricious beauty loves comfortable, warm weather (+25 in summer, and up to +15 in winter and autumn), although she can easily endure the heat. In the summertime, wax ivy can be planted outdoors.

Loves ivy and light. The plant can tolerate exposure to direct sunlight, but when burned, the leaves lose their natural color and become faded and yellowish, which will negatively affect not only the aesthetic qualities, but also the health of the ivy itself. Lack of light will also not affect the plant in the best way - the flowers will begin to fall off.

The most suitable place for hoi is the east or west windows. Plants after wintering (like those that stood in the shade) should not be sharply exposed to the sun. Such a plant must first be taught to sunlight in order to avoid a burn. It is also not worth completely isolating the hoya from the sun's rays, because for the formation of buds, the plant must receive a considerable amount of light. If you are not getting enough color, you should not expect to see amazingly beautiful flowers.

If the windows on which the capricious beauty is located are sufficiently lit, then the hoya flowers will delight until autumn. After all, it is good lighting that leads to the formation of flowers and their buds. After the flower buds have appeared, in order to avoid the fall of flowers, any movement of the plant is prohibited.

Watering is no less important for the normal functioning of the flower. From early spring to late autumn, hoya needs generous watering. Watering is done as the clod dries out. In winter, hoya is watered a couple of days after it dries, and sometimes less often. If watering was insufficient, the plant will not bloom either, due to the fact that all the flower's strength will be spent on restoring dead roots.

Bathing the flower is equally important. The washing procedure is performed in the spring and autumn seasons. You can bathe the plant in summer. But bathing hoii during the flowering period (summer) must be done with extreme caution, or not at all. The flower, together with the pot, is lowered into warm (40 degrees) water. After 40 minutes, the flower is removed from the water. The pot is removed after 1.5 hours. Bathing not only perfectly hardens the plant, but also speeds up the flowering period. When performing any water procedures, water should be used only settled.

For fertilizing with mineral fertilizers, the most suitable is the spring-summer season.

Hoya transplantation is an equally important step. The young plant is replanted annually in the spring. An adult hoya needs a transplant every three years. To transplant a plant, it is imperative to use a new pot, and not the one in which any other plant was grown. But in any case, the new pot must be thoroughly washed before transplanting.

To wash dishes and utensils, use a detergent without harmful additives, such as chlorine, etc. A mature plant needs to be replanted every three years. Neutral or slightly acidic soil is most comfortable for wax ivy. It is not worth spending a lot of time and effort on preparing a soil mixture that is comfortable for hoya, which has a complex composition (1 part of leaf and humus soil + 2 parts of clay-sod). Because for this beauty, garden land is also suitable. Drainage is also very beneficial for the normal functioning of the plant.

Reproduction of the plant will take a little time. In addition, it is quite simple to propagate hoya. Despite the fact that the plant will take root at any time of the year, it is more easily given to her in the spring. Hoya cuttings prepared for planting, with a couple or two of leaves, are placed in the soil (2 parts of peat and 1 part of sand) or in water.

To obtain flowers in the same year, the hoyu is planted with stems, which are slightly incised (annular incision). Then the places of the incision are surrounded by moist moss. To avoid moisture loss, cover the moss with polyethylene. After the roots have sprouted, the plant can be planted. Lovers of dense and fluffy plants can plant at least 3 rooted cuttings in a pot.

Hoya (Wax ivy)

Hoya is a tropical evergreen exquisite liana with a wax coating on the foliage surface. If you need to plant greenery in a room, then the hoya is ideal for this, and thanks to its spectacular appearance, it will not only decorate the room, but also make it more comfortable. Florists often refer to this culture as "wax ivy". It is very easy to grow it indoors, as it is distinguished by its unpretentiousness and undemanding care.

Hoye was named by the famous botanist R. Brown, who is the author of the theory of "Brownian motion". He described this plant in 1810 and named it after his friend T. Hoya, who was the gardener of the English Duke of Northumberland. Hoy worked in the duke's greenhouse for many years, and the main hobby in his life was the cultivation of tropical plants.

This plant is a representative of the Gullet subfamily of the Kutrovye family. This genus unites more than 200 species. Hoya is most common in nature on the west coast of Australia, in the forests of Asia and in southern China. It is less common in the Canary Islands and Madagascar. In tropical areas, such a liana prefers to grow in open woodlands, creeping along rocky slopes and clinging to rarely found trees. The length of such a plant can be up to 10 m.

Can I keep hoya wax ivy at home

This question cannot be answered unequivocally. Someone that, you can say, someone will say that to the people. The superstition that the house is unfortunately in ivy cannot be firmly entrenched. It is because of this that people do not want to decorate their home with hoya. In addition, some mythical properties are attributed to her:

  1. When the hoya blooms, it means a big period of problems for the owner.
  2. Ivy drives men away, marriage breaks the union and makes women unhappy.
  3. Where ivy grows in the house, there are problems with wax.

But ivy finances also have defenders who negatively deny rumors and attribute positive properties to this plant.

For example, the ability of the hoya to pacify envious people, enemies and gossips.

So can hoya (wax ivy) be kept at home? Everyone decides for himself, but it should be remembered: indoor plants create comfort and neutralize harmful substances in the air.


Hoya varieties conquer with their diversity (there are more than 200), some of them are especially popular and widespread as houseplants.


A long-known and widely popular variety. It has long curly stems and beautiful ornamental leaves (green with silvery spots). Delicate pink flowers with a red center are collected in hemispherical umbrellas.

Cultivars and subspecies: Argentia (Argentia Picta), Tricolor Variegata (variegata.cv.Tricolor), Krimson Queen, Susie Q, Gray Ghost or Gray Ghost, Holliana, Chuck, Krinkle, Stardust, etc.


A vigorous liana with large leaves (up to 25 cm in length). Leaves are oval, with a sharp tip, visible veins. May have a light border or center. Inflorescences are spherical. The flowers are red-white with a pink crown and internal pubescence.

Varieties: Latifolia, Clandestina, Pot of Gold, Albomarginata, Snow Queen and others.


Fast-growing vine with round, dense leaves. The leaves are green with splash. The abundantly blooming hoyka forms umbrellas of 15-30 pubescent flowers. The corolla is white or pinkish, the center is dark pink.


Synonyms: Flagellata, Crassifolia. Hoyka with curly stems and waxy oval leaves. There is a silvery spray. Corolla of flowers - creamy pink, with long "cilia", crown - red.


Cultivars: Royal Hawaiian Purple, Duck Red, Button Red, Pink Silver, Prince, etc.

Curly liana with leathery leaves. The umbrella contains 25-30 flowers. The color range is from pale pink to dark red (almost black). In the evenings, exudes an exquisite aroma.


Options: IML 1003, Yellow, var. Longpedunculata, Variagata, hybrid form of Rebecca. A dense epiphytic vine from the Philippines.

Leaves are dark green, glossy, oval-oblong with a "spout". The flowers are pubescent, pale pink or pastel yellow, forming inflorescences of 20-30 pieces.

Walliniana ut-152

Lives in Malaysia and Borneo. A fast-growing and well-curling variety with smooth leaves that change from green to burgundy in a sunny place. The flowers are white, with a yellow crown and a red center, pubescent inside. Appear in inflorescences of 20-30 pieces.


Weaving hoyka with oval green leaves. A light streak is clearly visible on the leaf. Flowers - glossy, star-shaped, creamy yellow with a pink center.

Tam Dao

Large vine with dense leaves. The leaf is green, oval, slightly wavy, with a sharp tip. Flowers are collected in an umbrella inflorescence. The petals are white, the crown is yellow, the center is red.

Hoya flower photo indoor


The bushy hoya lives in Fiji. Flowers are collected in flat umbrellas. Depending on the subspecies, the flower can be yellow with a purple center or cream with a yellowish center. Leaves are oval, green in color (there are silvery spots on old leaves).

Hoya sp UT-033

A cute liana with glossy leaves and a dense umbrella of flowers. The leaves turn from green to purple in the sun. The flowers are small, cream-colored with a red center.

Affinis Hemsley

Grows in the Solomon Islands. Hoyka erect, but needs support. Leaves, stems and flowers are slightly pubescent. The leaves are bright green, oval, with a pointed tip. Flowers - pink or red, collected in a rounded umbrella.


Terrestrial vine with branched and curly stems. She has large original leaves: up to 30 cm in length, green, with a spectacular pattern of darker veins. Glossy flowers are collected in hemispherical umbrellas of 20-35 pcs. The petals are creamy yellow, the middle is white, translucent.


Variety - Beauty. Weaving hoyka with decorative dense leaves. Depending on the subspecies, the leaves are with dark veins or silvery spots. Flowers - cream, collected in small inflorescences.


The names are also in use: lantsangensis Tsiang et P. T. L, Micholitzia obcordata. The plant is native to China. Shoots reach 25-30 cm, leaves are small (up to 3 cm in length), oval. Flowers - pubescent, red or yellow with an orange crown.


Five-meter liana from Malaysia. The lashes are thin, the leaves are oval with a pointed tip (up to 15 cm in length), green with purple veins. Flowers - with petals bent back, spherical in shape. The petals are white, slightly lilac, the crown is creamy yellow, and the center is reddish.

Syaria or Syaria (Siariae)

Beautiful hoya from the Philippines. She has elongated narrow leaves with a glossy surface, dark green, with thin veins. Flowers are bell-shaped, pink or red, translucent, pubescent inside.

Wilbur or Wilbur (Wilbur Graves)

Original hoyka with very decorative leaves. Green leaves are literally "flooded" with silvery variegation. Flowers - white with a red center, collected in dense spherical umbrellas.


Epiphytic Hoyka with filamentous shoots. Leaves are green, oval, with a narrowed tip, pubescent below. Flowers grow in several pieces. The flower is cupped, pink, with a bright crimson crown.

Lobby (Lobbii)

Lives in India and Thailand. Shrub hoyka with stems up to 1 m. Leaves are green, with occasional light blotches. Flowers - dark red (as if illuminated from the inside) with a white center, emit a pleasant aroma. The variety Cream has cream flowers.


Synonyms: Angustisepala, Mindanaensis. Hoyka with beautiful leathery leaves and lush flower umbrellas (from 30 to 75 pcs). The petals are yellow, curved back. The crown is slightly lighter, the center is purple.

Germany (Germany)

Large-leaved vine. Leaves are green with dark veins (up to 15 cm in length). Flowers - lemon, collected in umbrellas of 30-40 pieces.

Tsangi sp. DS-70

Lives in the Philippines. Liana with dense, velvety leaves - green with a darker border. The loose umbrella contains 10-15 flowers with a sweet aroma. The petals are red, bent back. The crown is reddish orange.

Nicholson (Nicholsoniae)

Synonym - Helvigiana. A common variety with bare branches and dense leaves. The leaves are green, but in the sun they acquire a burgundy hue. Flowers are collected in umbrellas of 15-40 pcs. Depending on the subspecies, they are yellow, red, cream or greenish.

Balensis or Balaensis (Balaensis)

Epiphytic climbing vine with leathery leaves. The leaves are green, but may have silvery or light splashes - splash. The umbrella collects up to 50 flowers. The corolla is yellowish, the crown is pink.


There are many cultivars: Tove, Snow Caps, Eskimo, etc. Small-leaved vine with diamond-shaped leaves. The flowers are white with a nice bristle, the middle is yellow. The umbrella contains 10-20 pieces. The aroma is pleasant and strong enough.

Phu Wua or Phuwuaensis

Curly liana with glossy dark green leaves. The leaves are oval, with a sharp tip and a pronounced splash. The flowers are small, with a white corolla and a red center, collected in a flat umbrella.


Hybrid form - Kaimuki. Large-flowered liana from Australia. She has glossy leaves (up to 18 cm in length), dark green with light specks. The flowers reach a diameter of 8 cm. Corollas are purple, the center is white.

Lithophytica (Lithophytica)

Inhabits rocky areas. The hoyka has small dense leaves, dark green, sometimes with light specks. Flowers - white with a pink center, collected in umbrellas of 10-15 pieces. They have a weak aroma.


Epiphytic hoya with long lashes (3-4 m). Leaves are oval, dense, up to 20 cm. Flowers are large (5-9 cm in diameter), red-white. The scent is reminiscent of a gardenia.


Hoya is originally from the Philippines. She has small leaves (up to 8 cm in length), dense, albeit thin, green, with short villi. Flowers - up to 4 cm in diameter, star-shaped, with a musky scent. Corolla - dark red, almost black. The crown is golden yellow.

Wiberg or Wibergiae

Epiphytic vine from the Philippine tropics. Leaves are dense, oval, dark green with a splash. The flowers are creamy with a reddish center. The petals are pointed and bent back. The rim is velvety inside.

Heushkeliana or Heshkeliana

Epiphytic creeping hoya. Leaves are small (up to 5 cm in length), green, slightly curled down. Depending on the subspecies, the flowers are pink or yellow, collected in umbrellas of 3-7 pieces. In the evening they smell of caramel.


The homeland of this hoya is the Fiji Islands. Leaves are smooth, oval, with a sharp tip and a depressed central vein, bright green, up to 12 cm in length.The flowers are flat, pink, with silvery pubescence and "curly" petals, they smell nice.

Finlansoni or Finlaysoni (Finlaysonii)

An interesting variety with unusual, decorative leaves. A large (up to 20 cm in length) light green leaf is covered with a relief pattern of darker veins and a distinct border around the edges. Small creamy white flowers are collected in spherical inflorescences.

Hoya home care


Australian Hoyka Epiphyte. Leaves are oblong, dense, shiny, intensely green. Corollas of flowers are white or slightly pinkish, crowns are purple. They grow in spherical inflorescences of 20-40 pieces.


Rare enough vine with beautiful decorative leaves. The leaves are large (up to 20 cm in length), glossy, dark green, with a well-defined splash. They are oval in shape, with a sharp tip.

Moonshadow (Incrassata Moonshadow)

Liana hoyka. Leaves are oval, green with veins and a variegated strip in the center. Inflorescences are spherical. Corolla of flowers - creamy lemon with reddish-brown edges. The crown is white, translucent. Exudes a fresh scent.


Liana with beautiful waxy leaves. The leaf is green, oval, with a slightly curved tip. Inflorescences are spherical. The flowers have a yellow corolla with delicate inner pubescence and a white crown.

Compact hoyka. Leaves are round, green, with a pointed tip and a silvery splash. In the bright sun, the leaves turn red. The flowers are small, yellow-red.


Original hoya from Thailand. Its peculiarity is waxy, green leaves of an interesting rounded-rectangular shape with curved edges. The flowers are creamy white with a pinkish center.

Rosita or Rosita

Interesting hoyka with thin curly stems and small leaves. The leaves are decorated with a dark border, they can turn red in the sun. Flowers - small, pink, collected in loose hemispherical inflorescences.

Fitchii or Fitchii

A beautiful hoyka from the Philippines. The leaves are bright green, leathery, with light veins. Flowers - waxy, delicate apricot with a pink center, collected in hemispherical inflorescences.

Weimani or Waymani (Waymaniae)

Liana with strong stems originally from Borneo. Leaves are large (up to 15 cm in length), with wavy edges, slightly rough, with reddish pigmentation. Flowers - orange-red, collected in inflorescences of 15-25 pieces.


A rare species native to Malaysia. She has thin bare stems, rounded leaves with a "nose". The surface is shiny, the edges are slightly wavy. The flowers are green-purple, very small (4 mm in diameter).

Lemongrass or Schisandra (Limonica)

Compact hoya. Leaves are medium in size (up to 8 cm in length). The flowers are white or creamy with a red center. The shape is star-shaped, the petals are slightly bent back. Emit a light aroma in the evening.

Gunung or Gunung Gading

Sometimes it is called Gooding - forming one from two words. Hoyka is originally from Borneo. She has beautiful bright green leaves with a dark pattern of veins. Flowers - white-pink, collected in hemispherical inflorescences.

Epiphytic vine from Hawaii. The leaves are large (15-18 cm long), green with a slight silver splash. Inflorescences are hemispherical. The corolla of the flower is yellow-green, the crown is pink.


Epiphytic liana with large oblong leaves (up to 20 cm). There is a slight pubescence. Flowers are bell-shaped, pale yellow, glossy, translucent. Collected in a drooping umbrella inflorescence.


This hoyka has light green leaves with visible veins. The flowers are small, with a reddish corolla and a white crown. The aroma is not for everybody.

Parasitica Lao

Synonym: Rigida. Fast-growing hoyka with curly shoots. Leaves - glossy, oval, with a pointed tip, green with a splash, medium in size. Flowers - small (1 cm in diameter), with a white corolla and carmine crown. The inflorescence contains 35-40 pcs. Smells good.


Liana with small diamond-shaped leaves. Flowers are small, collected in a miniature umbrella. Corolla petals are apricot yellow, the middle is reddish-orange.


Hoya with curly stems. The leaves are elongated and thick, green in color, but may turn red in the sun. Flowers are yellow-orange with a purple center. Collected in umbellate inflorescences of 15-20 pcs.


Lives in New Guinea. The vine has thin oval green leaves with a sharp tip. Flowers - golden yellow, collected in hemispherical umbrellas of 20-25 pieces. In the Albomarginata variety, the leaves are decorated with a white border.


Epiphytic liana with long lashes (up to 10 m). Leaves are leathery, oval, bright green with specks. The flowers are white, sometimes with a creamy crown with a pink center.


An extremely beautiful hybrid variety. Green leaves turn red in the bright sun. The flowers smell good. They have a white corolla and a lavender-pink center.

Hoya sp. EPC-600

Epiphytic hoya. The leaves are dark green and glossy, decorated with a beautiful silvery splash. The flowers are star-shaped, with a creamy corolla and a pink center.


Liana with light green oval or round leaves. Small umbrellas are collected from 10-15 flowers. Corollas - creamy pink, crown - greenish-red.

Archboldiana or Archboldiana

Hoya with dark green leathery leaves (up to 15 cm in length). Umbellate inflorescences consist of 7-10 flowers. The shape of the flowers is bell-shaped, the diameter is 4 cm. The corolla is white or pink, the crown is red.

Hoya ut 073

Hoyka with large decorative leaves - light green with darker veins forming a border and pattern. It blooms with pink or creamy flowers with a bright center.

Forbesii or Forbesii

Epiphytic vine with smooth leaves. The edges of the leaves are slightly curved. The umbrella contains up to 15 light green flowers with a yellow crown. Has no aroma.


Epiphytic Hoyka, blooming with small pale yellow flowers. Only found in Kilimantan. It has thin oval leaves with a tapered tip.


Small-leaved vine from Thailand. In the sun, the edges of the green leaves take on a purple hue. The flowers have a yellowish corolla with hairs, a transparent crown and a pink center.

Vitalina or Vitellina (Vitellina or Vitellinoides)

Epiphytic hoyka, blooming with spherical inflorescences. Leaves are fleshy, leathery, with a dark border. The corolla of the flower is dark beige, the crown is bright pink.

Biakensis or Byakensis (Biakensis)

The leaves of this plant are almost round, covered with a spectacular silvery splash. It blooms with small yellow flowers. Exudes a sweet scent.

Hoya flower photo home care


Hoyka has small oblong leaves with a sharp tip, without pronounced veins, but with silvery splashes. The flowers are red with a yellow center. Collected in inflorescences of 10-20 pieces.

Beautiful or Bella (Bella)

Small-leaved vine from India and Thailand. The leaves are diamond-shaped, narrow, green. The flowers are really beautiful: with a snow-white star-shaped corolla and a bright purple crown. The umbrellas are small and flat. It smells like vanilla.


Thick-stemmed hoyka with pubescent leaves and stems. The leaves are leathery, green, round with a "spout". The flowers are white, cream or yellowish. Exude an exquisite "perfume" aroma.

South or Australis (Australis)

Varieties: Lisa. It grows up to 3-10 m. Leaves are oval or rounded with a heart-shaped base and a sharp tip. Flowers - white or cream with a red spot under the crown. Emitting a sweet aroma.

Polyneura Broget

Lives in the Himalayas. The bushy vine grows up to 3-4 m. The leaves are diamond-shaped, with an interesting pattern of bluish veins. The corolla of flowers is white, the middle is red.

Linear or Linearis

Epiphytic hoyka with lashes up to 6m. Leaves are narrow, gray-green. The flowers are star-shaped, with a white corolla and a yellow center. Exudes vanilla aroma.

Globulose (Globulosa)

Synonym: Villosa Vietnam. Pubescent hoya with large, veiny leaves. The edges are slightly wavy. Umbrellas are spherical and consist of white or cream flowers.


Strong growing epiphyte with large flowers. Leaves are leathery, fleshy, oval, with a longitudinal vein. The diameter of the flower is 6 cm. Hoya can bloom yellow, pinkish or greenish.


Large-leaved liana grows up to 4 m. Stems are thick, curly. Inflorescences are hemispherical, with 15-20 flowers. The corolla is pink, the central part is red.


Subspecies: Elliptica Splash. The leaves are medium in size, green with light veins (may be splash). Flowers are white, rather large with a reddish center. Emitting a light aroma.


The small-leaved hoyka lives in India, Australia, Nepal. The leaves are gray-green, rounded, iridescent. Flowers - pubescent, pastel greenish, with a pleasant aroma.


Bushy vine. The leaves are large, leathery, green-gray. Flowers are collected in drooping umbrellas. Corolla - bright orange, crown - lilac, pubescent.


Rare view. Vine leaves are green, elongated, glossy with silvery splashes. The flowers are milky white, up to 3 cm in diameter. Some varieties can bloom pink.


Liana with thin curly stems and succulent pointed leaves. Flowers are collected in umbrellas of 15-30 pcs. Corolla - lemon shade, with beautiful pubescence. The inner crown is red.


Originally from China. The hoyka has elongated leaves with a silky sheen. The stems grow up to 1 m. The flowers are orange with a red center.

David Cuming (Davidcummingii)

Liana from the Philippines. She has slightly narrowed, dark green leaves with a dark border. The umbrella contains 15-20 flowers up to 1 cm in diameter. Corollas are red, the middle is orange.


Varieties: Superbra, Erythrostemma. Hoyka with curly stems and leathery, green leaves (they turn red in the sun). Corolla of flowers - red or white, beautifully pubescent. The crown is orange or reddish.


Hoyka with large flowers of unusual shape. In diameter - 6 cm. Flowers - dark red with petals directed forward. Delivers a pleasant aroma.

Flores Island sp. UT 039

Hoyka with beautiful leaves that turn red in the sun. Inflorescences are bright pink, collected from 10-20 flowers. Exudes a light vanilla aroma.


Cute hoyka from Thailand. She has thin curly stems, narrow dark green leaves. Flowers - with a pale pink corolla and pubescence. Perfume aroma emanate.


Bushy hoya with small dark green leaves. The flowers are white, bell-shaped with a flat corolla. There is pubescence.


An interesting variety is the Incrassata cultivar. Liana with bright green leaves decorated with a pattern of darker veins. Inflorescences are hemispherical. Flowers are creamy white with purple tips.


Spectacular large-flowered liana. The leaves are dark green, shiny with a longitudinal vein. The flowers are star-shaped, bright orange. The middle is reddish. It emits a subtle musky aroma.

Lauterbach (Lauterbachii)

Vigorous liana with light pubescence. The leaves are oval, bright green. In inflorescences there are 4-7 flowers. Diameter - 7 cm. Form - bell-shaped. Corolla color - red or pink, center - light.


Lives in the Solomon Islands. The stems are curly. The leaves are medium-sized, light green, with a central vein. Flowers - orange, with pubescence center - red.

Funga or Fungii

A fast-growing climbing vine native to southern China. The leaves are rounded, with a beautiful pattern of dark veins. Dense globular umbrellas contain 50-60 flowers. Corollas are white or pinkish.

Chicken Farm

Originally from Borneo. The first specimen was found near the chicken coop (to which it owes its name). The leaves are hard, shiny, with a silvery speck. Corollas of flowers are yellow with reddish tips, the crown is white.

An interesting variety with beautiful dark green leaves covered with a silvery splash. Flowers are bell-shaped, beige. Collected in almost flat inflorescences.

Compact hoyka. The leaves are dark green, oval, with sharp tips and a beautiful splash. They can blush under the sun. It blooms with fluffy pink flowers with a yellow center.


Liana with thick, velvety pubescent leaves. The flowers are large, star-shaped. Corolla - cream, middle - light green with pink.


Variety with elongated, narrow leaves, decorated with a dark border. Inflorescences are lush umbrellas. The flowers are pubescent, purple in color with a dark purple center.


A very rare species from New Guinea. Its peculiarity is snow-white glossy flowers. The leaves are oval, with a sharp tip and visible veins.


Lives in New Guinea. The leaves are green, lanceolate-oval, with a distinct longitudinal vein. Flowers - with sharp petals, dark wine color. They grow in small inflorescences of 4-7 pieces.

Thompsoni or Thomsoni (Thomsonii)

Grows in Tibet, India and China. Nice hoya with splashy, gray-green leaves. Flowers are snow-white with a pale yellow center. They are collected in inflorescences of 20-30 pieces, they smell like jasmine.


Liana with thin branched stems. The leaves are elliptical, with a sharp tip, with silvery spots. The flowers are pinkish with a pale yellow center.


Fast growing hoya. The leaves are green with silvery specks. Turn purple in the bright sun. Flowers are small, yellow or pinkish, collected in flat umbrellas.


Shrub Hoyka. The leaves are oval, green, smooth. Flowers are collected in inflorescences of 10-20 pcs. Corolla with pointed petals - light green. The inner crown is red-violet.


Beautiful variegated hoya. The leaves are large, bright green with a dark pattern and veins. Inflorescences are spherical. The flowers are creamy with purple tips.


Liana with narrow pointed leaves. It blooms almost all year round. Inflorescences are small umbrellas with purple flowers. The middle is yellow.

How to propagate hoya at home

Akuta EPC-997

Synonym: Verticillata (Verticillata). Liana with a beautiful pinkish splash on young leaves. Mature foliage turns dark green. The flowers are white with a red or yellow center.


Hoyka with very decorative leaves and flowering. The leaves are oval, slightly elongated, with a sharp tip and splash. Flowers - pale pink, glossy, seem translucent, like lenses.


The lush epiphyte is native to the Solomon Islands. Hoya has dark green tough leaves with a narrowed end and beautiful venation. Flowers - bell-shaped, pink, are collected in inflorescences of 10-15 pieces.


A vigorous liana with large leaves (up to 40 cm in length). The leaves are dark green with a pattern of veins, reddish in the sun. The corolla of the flower is brown, the crown is yellow. They smell like musk and oranges.


Hoya with leathery, rather large leaves. The umbrellas contain 15-20 flowers. Corollas are pink, the middle is darker.

Kalichina (Calycina)

Lives in Indonesia and New Guinea. Long, pubescent liana. The flowers are cupped, but then open like stars. The petals are white, under the crown there is a purple-red speck.


Filipino vine with climbing stems. The leaves are round, with a "spout", green, shiny. Flowers are white with a yellowish center.


Hybrid form of Akuta and Laos hoykes. The leaves are oval, dark green with a splash, with a curved tip. The flowers are small, creamy white.


Shrub hoya.The leaves are green, smooth, medium in size. Flowers are collected in flat inflorescences of 10 pieces. Corolla - light green, crown - yellow.

Shepherdi or Shepherdi (Shepherdi)

Lives in the Himalayas. Leaves are narrow, drooping, green. Flowers - white or pale pink, collected in 5-15 pieces. There is a hybrid Minibel (Minibelle) from crossing with the Hoya Carnosa.


Synonym: Campanulata. An interesting variety with lush inflorescences. The leaves are medium in size, thin, smooth, green. Flowers - waxy, bell-shaped. White or slightly pinkish.


Bushy vine. Leaves are oval, with a narrowed tip, green, shiny. The flowers are white with a red center.


A plant with large wavy leaves at the edges. Veins and silvery splashes are clearly visible on the leaves. They turn red under the bright sun. The flowers are pale pink.


Subspecies: Cameron Iceland. Liana with thin curly stems. The leaves are smooth, green, with veins, they turn red in the sun. Flowers are collected in inflorescences and are beautifully pubescent. The corolla is white with an orange tint, the center is pinkish.


Small-leaved hoyka from the Philippines. The leaves are small, green (up to 4 cm long). Flowers - white or cream with a yellow center.


Curly epiphytic hoyka. The leaves are bright green, leathery, smooth, with veins. Flowers are collected in inflorescences of 20-35 pieces. The corolla is reddish orange, the crown is pink.

Hoya varieties with names and photos


Spectacular climbing liana with large oblong leaves. The leaves are green, but quickly turn red in the sun. They have visible veins. The flowers are vanilla yellow with an orange center.


An interesting variety with heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are dense, green with small splashes and dark veins. Flowers - creamy white, smell of musk.


Curly hoyka with a slow growth rate. The leaves are green, with splashes, of two shapes: convex and concave. Flowers - cream or white, under the inner crown - a red spot.


The original variety from Indonesia. Kustranikovaya hoya. Leaves are green, large (up to 20 cm in length). The orange corolla of the flower is bent back and beautifully pubescent around the crown. The center is wine-beige.


An epiphytic liana with interesting leaves - a heart. The leaves are small, bluish, with wavy edges. The pubescent corolla is creamy white, the crown is red.

Subspecies: Burma. Lithophytic winter-hardy hoya. Leaves are oval, dark green, pubescent. Inflorescences are white or pinkish. The middle of the flower is purple or yellow.


A vigorous liana with long narrow leaves. The inflorescence is umbellate, loose. The flowers are white, beautifully pubescent, with a light yellow center.

Cutis porcelana

A novelty among the hoykes. Epiphytic vine with thin shoots and green leathery leaves. The flowers are shiny, like porcelain. The corolla is dark beige, the center is purple.


Epiphytic vine from Thailand. The leaves are lanceolate, dark green, with silvery specks, slightly wavy at the edges. The flowers are pubescent, light green yellow.


Hoyka with oval leaves and spherical inflorescences. The leaves are shiny, green, with visible veins and a curved tip. The flowers are small, creamy white, with a darker center.


A vigorous vine from Borneo. The leaves are oval, bright green, with thin light veins. Flowers are collected in spherical inflorescences. Corolla and crown are pink, center is yellow.


Fast-growing vine with emerald silky leaves. The edges are slightly bent down. White-yellow pubescent flowers are collected in globular inflorescences. Exudes a light citrus aroma.


Small-leaved compact liana. The leaves are small, gray-green, heart-shaped, with silvery splashes. Inflorescences are large. The corolla of the flower is olive, the crown is red.


Curly liana with thin stems. The leaves are green with a silvery splash, closely pressed to the trunk, like a tile. Flowers - pubescent, yellow with a white crown.


Hoyka with large and shiny embossed leaves, with silvery splashes. Impressed dark veins create a striking pattern. Inflorescences are spherical, collected from cream flowers. Exudes a ginger aroma.


Hoyka with original flowers in the form of bells. The leaves are dark green, matte, with a narrowed tip. The inflorescence contains 2-12 yellowish flowers, similar to lilies of the valley.

I bought this plant small, brought it home, set it up, it took root very, very quickly, instantly started growing. During my departure from the country, my mother took care of him. She ruined many flowers at that time, but this one bloomed with her. Very beautiful plant, looks good, grows quickly, does not require special care. Here is a photo of my flower blooming.

After my arrival, I took the flowers to myself and looked after as best I could. In the spring, I began to feed my flowers with a universal fertilizer. And what do you think? Probably I flooded it too much and ended up with a weak hoya. How upset I was and promised myself to be neat. Her leaves hung and some shrunk. Also, new leaves began to fall off before they had grown into a full-fledged leaf. Okay, we went through this and her active growth began again. It became not enough for me and I decided to bring the flower to the light. No, I did not take it out into direct rays, but the morning sun, which was hidden by the house. But due to the fact that I needed to be distracted by work, I forgot to bring it in. And, of course, the flower had time to burn. I am a grief florist. Well, now it is leaving me, it is gaining strength again. Of course, I will limit myself to experiments and give the plant peace) But I say this to the fact that the plant has endured such negligence and continues to delight me.

He loves the sun very much, but the direct rays of the hoya dry instantly. It is worth watering in moderation, do not fill, but also do not allow the earthy clod to dry out, although if you forget to water it, it will not wither. But still remember your pet in time)

The only thing I couldn't master was rooting it. I cut the cuttings, put them in water, waited for the formation of roots, but did not take root in the pot.

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I love flowers and houseplants since childhood and I can't even imagine a single house where at least one flower grows. Indoor plants, in my opinion, set a certain atmosphere and create coziness, and when they bloom, they also raise the mood.

In this review, I want to tell you about one of my favorite plants - hoya. I think that many are familiar with this plant, because they are often used to seeing it on post offices, in hospitals, educational institutions and a lot of public places, but not everyone knows how beautiful this flower blooms, and it also has a bunch of exotic varieties, with different leaves and different flowering.

It grows in natural conditions mainly in Thailand (mainly from there they are brought to us), this is a climbing plant of the gorse family, more precisely a liana, but there are also bush forms.

Where to buy a plant? The most common variety of Hoya Karnoza, it is very easy to meet, perhaps it is enough to walk to the nearest clinic and break off a twig, or at friends, neighbors, I very often see Hoya Karnoza on other people's windowsills. More exotic options are more difficult, but they are found in the markets, you can buy from advertisements on Avito from collectors, on flower forums or in online stores and at flower exhibitions. I live in the Volgograd region and recently in our region there are many collectors who sell different types, and in cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, the situation is much simpler.

In addition, if you really want to, you can buy a plant by mail, I did this several times and everything always went well, the cuttings easily tolerate transportation, both rooted and simply cut, but there is always a risk of getting a bad plant.

Honestly, not all the purchased plants survived over time, I had a period in my life when I simply did not want to deal with flowers, but some of the most patient ones survived, although the conditions of care were scarce. If I am asked about the most not whimsical plants, I will name Hoya (although many varieties are very whimsical) and Phalaenopsis.

Care (based on personal experience).

In the summer (March-October), the plant needs to be watered regularly as the soil dries out (without excess) and it is advisable to spray it regularly, although I rarely do this, for which young shoots suffer.

In winter, watering is reduced, sometimes even my leaves dry up and it is this stressful situation that stimulates flowering. But, if you see that the leaves have shrunk from a lack of moisture, do not pour the plant over with water, otherwise the roots may rot, but introduce it a little bit, literally soldering it off.

Pot necessarily should be closeuntil the roots braid the walls, the plant does not need to be replanted. Some plant the cutting in a bucket, and then wait 20 years for flowering, but it will not be there until the roots fill everything. From the beginning, plant the stalk in a glass, then in a small pot, etc.

Priming. Sometimes I read how to make up the soil and, frankly, I don’t understand where to get all this, especially when they write about forest humus, loam and acidity meters, so everything is easier for me and I take everything I need from the store. In the store I buy ordinary soil for seedlings, perlite, expanded clay, coconut peat, once a year we bring a bucket of clean sand from the river, but you can also buy it.

I make up the soil as follows: I mix approximately the same parts of the soil for seedlings and coco peat (after soaking it in water), add a little perlite and the soil is ready. I don't always add sand, but sometimes I just mix soil and sand, but I like the option with coconut and perlite more, the earth turns out to be very loose, moisture-absorbing, but you need to adapt, since the coconut fiber dries out for a long time and you need not flood the plant. I put expanded clay at the bottom of the pot, in the absence of expanded clay, pieces of foam.

In stores they sell ready-made soil for orchids, which mainly consists of bark, sphagnum, peat, perlite, etc., as for me, it is not suitable for orchids, but for Hoya it’s quite good, it can also be used ...

Now my plants are already mature, with a large root system and a suitable pot. I like it with a high pan, it's like a pot in a pot, so moisture stays longer and water does not come out of the pan when watering, it is convenient that you do not need to wipe spilled water every time.

Such pots are now sold in many stores, these are Carousel, Obi, Leroy Merlin, etc.

Since the soil turns out to be empty, in fact, without batteries, it is necessary to carry out top dressing. For this, complex fertilizers for cacti or orchids are suitable and I do everything according to the instructions. At the moment, I like the Fertik mineral fertilizer, it is convenient because it is applied every watering in the summer, there is no need to count the days and the number of waterings. Sometimes, about once a month or every 5-7 watering, the plant needs to be fed with organic fertilizer, for example, the one that says "Biohumos", the ratio of mineral and organic fertilizing is about 5: 1, but it is also important not to overfeed the plant, if I see, that many leaves have grown, and flowering does not occur for a long time, then the dosage of fertilizers must be halved, or removed altogether for a while. In winter, although it is recommended to feed, I do not do this at all, or extremely rarely.

My copies.

I'll start with a "poor student" Hoya incrassata, I bought a variegated cuttings, as a result, the leaves are ordinary, in comparison with other species, they are thinner and lighter. This hoyka loves abundant watering and air humidity, if not overdried, then it gives out huge whips. For 3 years, it bloomed only once, it seems to me that the flowers smell like chocolate. Recently I ruined it, so the bush does not look very good.

The price at the time of purchase is about 150 rubles for a branch of 3 nodes. A knot is a twig with two leaves. Hoya incrassata - one of the most common types among collectors, but I recommend paying attention to variegated white leaves.

Hoya Macrophylla Pot of Gold - one of the most beautiful representatives of the genus, due to the color of the leaves. During the period of active sun and growth, young leaves have a golden-pink, light green hue; over time, the leaf becomes white in the center with a green border.

The size of the leaves is large, by themselves they are thick and leathery.

Young shoots are pinkish in color and woody very quickly, so it is best to immediately make a support for it.

Hoyi can be grown in free flight in a suspended form and on a support, but if on a support, it is best to choose plastic or iron, but not bamboo, they quickly rot.

This hoya never bloomed for me, but it picked up flower stalks.

Hoya Macrophylla Pot of Gold - one of the most expensive hoi, the price for it varies within 500 r for one node!

Hoya Bella - not very whimsical, rapidly growing, easily takes root, quickly blooms. It looks the most beautiful ampel, in limbo.

Sometimes this hoyka needs to be pruned, and it is best to plant several cuttings, so the plant will be more luxuriant. The leaves are small, the distance between them is short, in general, this variety is very different from others.

Blooms often, and a lot. The flowers are not large in size, collected in inflorescences of several pieces, they look like plastic or porcelain, they practically do not smell, but at least I do not feel it.

Hoi lighting.

Hoya, although a tropical plant, does not like direct sunlight, burns appear on the leaves. At my house, the windows face two sides, on one side the sun rises and stands almost the whole day, there hoyis grow poorly, for this reason cacti bloom abundantly and regularly, but even they turn red, but on the other side, where the sun is predominantly in the evening, there hoyi feel better.

Hoya carnosa (hoya carnosa, aka wax ivy), the most common of the species, builds up the leaf mass well, but many do not bloom so often, because it fattens in Russified conditions, a cramped pot and good drying for stress will correct the situation.

At the moment, this hoya blooms very actively and is gaining a lot of buds.

The inflorescences consist of about 15 flowers, this is on average, it can be less and more.

The flowers are like wax, like stars, slightly pubescent, thinning the sweetish aroma, mainly in the evening, or even at night. Sweet drops of nectar collect on the flowers, but they do not cause problems, I did not notice spots. Hoya carnosa blooms light
tlo with pink flowers, the size of which is about the size of a coin of 50 kopecks.

Honestly, I don't really like the leaves of Karnoza, but I'm just in love with flowers.

Hoya pubicalyx cv. “Silver Pink is my favorite. Very similar to Karnoza, but with differences. The leaves are more colorful, they are called splash.

There are also quite a few varieties of the Hoya pubicalyx species, there are generally with almost black or reddish flowers, with slight differences in the leaves, in the photo below the hoya has not bloomed yet, and the exact name was lost during transplantation, but the leaf is slightly different from the one on photo above.

Unlike Karnoza, the sharper and longer leaves, but with the naked eye, without knowing the intricacies, they are very similar. Unlike carnose, it seems to me that Silver Pink blooms faster from the cuttings, about 2 years after planting. The branches with peduncles are longer.

Very young peduncle:

In the photo below, the bud was partially subjected to children's terror (((, but in this size it is currently the only one.By the way, after the hoya has faded, on the old peduncles, after a while, buds are formed again, so there is no need to cut them off. Hoya is such a plant that, in principle, does not need pruning, well, except that Bella and similar bushy species such as Multiflora (I also had this kind, but burned out in the sun, its flowers are very different, they look like falling rockets)

The aroma and droplets of nectar are similar to those of Hoya Karnosa.

I also have Hoya sp. Bogor, but despite her unpretentiousness, I am not friends with her and for several years, I have not found an approach, perhaps we will part. I know that in others it grows and blooms well.

Breeds plant by cuttings, one node is enough, but two are best, although it is more convenient for someone. You can root cuttings in plain water or in wet coconut peat, but then you need to monitor constant humidity, or create a mini greenhouse from a simple bag or bottle, and when the roots are wrapped around the glass, then transplanted into a pot. On average, it takes about a couple of weeks to root the cuttings, and if there are rudiments of aerial roots, then it is possible faster.

In addition, in addition to the usual watering, the hoye needs to arrange a shower to wash off dust and dirt from the leaves, with water at room temperature or a little warmer.

Probably on this I will end my review and summarize.

  • After flowering, the flowers crumble, cleaning will be required.
  • The flowers, although pleasant, smell strong at times.
  • Sometimes (often) you have to wait a long time for flowering.
  • Beautiful views are difficult to access, in search you need to monitor ad sites or markets, although inaccessibility has its own charm.


  • The flower is very beautiful, interesting and original, some flowers of some species reach the size of the palm.
  • relatively not whimsical, at least, the green mass is growing very actively.
  • popular with collectors and we can say that it is expensive, i.e. on these plants, combining the hobby of floriculture, you can also earn a little, at one time, I spent a lot on cuttings, I had more than 20 varieties.

Thank you for your attention, I hope my review was useful and you learned something new and interesting.

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