Hoya Kerri Heart

*Plant height will vary.

Hoya leaves come in a few ways: twisty, almond, and oval-shaped. Yet, this Hoya leaf is in the shape of a heart! Most leaves are green but some are variegated with a touch of yellow/white. Hoyas are very popular houseplants since they are low maintenance plus clean the air.

Part Sun
Pet Friendly


The Dirt

Native to several countries such as China, India, Philippines, and on. Hoya was named by Robert Brown who was a botanist. Brown named this plant after a fellow botanist friend, Thomas Hoy. How kind! Hoya, in the wild, grow on trees and can extend out with their vines up to 20ft+ long. Don’t worry though, at home, they grow slowly, especially this leaf. Good drainage is helpful for a Hoya! These plants like being in the same pot for a long time so no need to repot constantly. When it is outgrowing its pot, try to repot in the warmer months. 

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Friendly

Yay! This plant is not toxic to our furry friends (regardless, you don’t want them to chew on this beauty).

Hoya Kerri Heart

Care Tips

The waxy leaves and stems help the plant retain water so try not to overwater. Hoya would rather be too dry than too wet

This plant likes humidity so purchasing a humidifier is a good idea or mist the leaves once a week

If overwatered it can lead to root rot

Native to several countries such as China, India, Philippines, and on

Common Names

Sweetheart Hoya
Heart Shaped Hoya
Heart Leaf
Valentine Hoya
Wax Hearts

Botanical Name

Hoya Kerrii



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