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Hoya Kerrii 2"

Hoya Kerrii 2"

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Hoya Kerrii - The Sweetheart Plant

Add a touch of love and charm to your indoor garden with the delightful Hoya Kerrii, also known as the Sweetheart Plant or Valentine Hoya. This unique vining succulent is cherished for its heart-shaped leaves and easy-care nature, making it a perfect gift for loved ones or a beautiful addition to your plant collection.

Key Features:

  • Heart-Shaped Leaves: The most notable feature of Hoya Kerrii is its thick, fleshy, heart-shaped leaves that symbolize love and affection. These leaves can vary in size, typically reaching 2 to 5 inches in length when grown as houseplants, and can grow even larger under ideal conditions.
  • Trailing Growth Habit: Hoya Kerrii is a trailing plant, making it ideal for hanging baskets or training up trellises. Its vines can grow up to 13 feet long, providing a lush, cascading display of greenery.
  • Fragrant Flowers: Under optimal conditions, mature Hoya Kerrii plants produce clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that are typically pink or white with red centers. These blooms are fragrant and add an extra layer of beauty to the plant.
  • Non-Toxic: Safe for homes with pets and children, Hoya Kerrii is non-toxic to humans, cats, and dogs, making it a worry-free addition to any household.

Care Instructions:

  • Light: Hoya Kerrii prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can inhibit growth. A spot near an east or west-facing window is ideal.
  • Watering: Allow the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically every 1-2 weeks. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure proper drainage.
  • Humidity: While Hoya Kerrii can tolerate average household humidity levels, it thrives in higher humidity. Consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray with water to maintain moisture levels.
  • Temperature: Maintain a warm environment, ideally between 60-85°F (15-29°C). Avoid sudden temperature drops and drafts, as they can stress the plant.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix, such as a blend of regular potting soil with perlite, sand, or orchid bark. This ensures the roots do not become waterlogged.
  • Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize in the winter.

Special Care Tips:

  • Propagation: Propagate Hoya Kerrii using stem cuttings with at least one node. Place the cuttings in water or well-draining soil until roots develop. Ensure the cuttings receive bright, indirect light and maintain high humidity for successful propagation.
  • Pruning: Pruning is not necessary for the health of Hoya Kerrii, but you can trim it to maintain shape or remove any unhealthy leaves. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to avoid damaging the plant.
  • Repotting: Repot Hoya Kerrii every 2-3 years in spring, using a well-draining potting mix and a pot just slightly larger than the current one. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogged soil.

Display Ideas:

  • Containers: Use decorative pots that complement the plant's heart-shaped leaves. Ensure the pots have good drainage to prevent waterlogging.
  • Arrangements: Pair with other succulents or trailing plants for a lush, vibrant display. The unique foliage of Hoya Kerrii makes it a perfect focal point in any arrangement.
  • Gift Idea: Hoya Kerrii makes an excellent gift for plant lovers, especially around Valentine's Day. Its unique appearance and relatively easy care make it a delightful addition to any home.

Bring the charm and elegance of the Hoya Kerrii into your home today. Its stunning heart-shaped leaves and adaptable nature make it a standout addition to any plant collection. Order now and enjoy the vibrant beauty of this unique ornamental plant!

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