Sweetheart Plant

Sweetheart Plant

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  • Light watering – she needs very very little water. About once a month is fine. Water the soil, not her leaf, to keep her healthy.
  • Dusting – she needs minimal care, but if you see her get dusty, very gently wipe it off. Use something like a soft, dry brush.
  • Bright light – she’ll be ok in light shade, but does better in brighter light. Constant direct sun may be too much, but a bit is fine.
  • A good way to check whether it’s time for water is to look at the surface of her leaf. If it’s wrinkled, she’s thirsty.

About Hoya hearts

If you saw this plant in the wild you probably wouldn’t recognise it. It’s actually a climbing plant, with lots of those heart-shaped leaves strung along its vines. It’s commonly found in countries in South-East Asia, where it can grow up to four metres tall.

In the wild, it blooms with small red and pink waxy flowers. It’s an extremely slow-growing plant and the full climber is very rarely sold in the UK. Instead, its cute, heart-shaped leaves are potted and sold individually. The leaf can grow into a full plant but is best enjoyed a small plant in its own right. Her heart-shape and minimal care needs, she’s an excellent choice for a Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift.

Did you know?

The first Hoya hearts specimen was brought to the UK in 1911 and grown in Kew Gardens.

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Extra Information:

  • Light watering – she needs very very little water. About once a month is fine. Water the soil, not her leaf, to keep her healthy.
  • Dusting – she needs minimal care, but if you see her get dusty, very gently wipe it off. Use something like a soft, dry brush.
  • Bright light – she’ll be ok in light shade, but does better in brighter light. Constant direct sun may be too much, but a bit is fine.
  • A good way to check whether it’s time for water is to look at the surface of her leaf. If it’s wrinkled, she’s thirsty.

About Hoya hearts

If you saw this plant in the wild you probably wouldn’t recognise it. It’s actually a climbing plant, with lots of those heart-shaped leaves strung along its vines. It’s commonly found in countries in South-East Asia, where it can grow up to four metres tall.

In the wild, it blooms with small red and pink waxy flowers. It’s an extremely slow-growing plant and the full climber is very rarely sold in the UK. Instead, its cute, heart-shaped leaves are potted and sold individually. The leaf can grow into a full plant but is best enjoyed a small plant in its own right. Her heart-shape and minimal care needs, she’s an excellent choice for a Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift.

Did you know?

The first Hoya hearts specimen was brought to the UK in 1911 and grown in Kew Gardens.