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Hoya kerrii, Heart Leaf, Sweetheart Hoya - Plant

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Hoya kerrii is named Sweetheart Plant because of the valentine shaped leaves. It has thick, succulent type leaves that are indeed shaped like flat hearts.
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Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)
The plant is potted in 4 inch plastic Pot
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Description for Hoya kerrii, Heart Leaf, Sweetheart Hoya

Hoya kerrii is a climbing plant that can grow up to 4 meters high. Stems have a diameter of 7 mm. The leaves are 6 cm wide, 5 mm thick. Adult plants show inflorescences of 5 cm diameter and up to 25 flowers. They produce small balls of nectar, colored red to brown. It stays unchanged for many months. Then it grows quickly, maybe one meter by year.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Lucky-heart, Sweetheart Plant, Sweetheart Hoya, Heart Leaf, Valentine plant White, burgundy/maroon-center Summer Up to 4 m Easy to grow

Planting and care

Start planting when the temperature is stable. Use a small pot for one leaf. Re-pot when a plant grows drastically. Take care of roots while planting. Keep a safe distance between two plants as they should not collide with each other.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Well-drained Low 18 to 30 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Hoya kerrii

  • Avoid keeping in dark places.
  • Wait until the soil has dried out a little and then water again.
  • The soil should never be saturated or boggy as this will lead to rotting.
  • Apply a feed twice a year at most and for an older plant or that single leaf is throwing out new shoots you can feed a little more.
  • Young plants with only one leaf should start to be re-potted when there is new growth.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Hoya kerrii

Special features: Heart shape leaves

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: It is the best gifting plant and an ornamental to grow in the garden.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2854240
  • https://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/hoya-kerrii
  • https://worldofsucculents.com/hoya-kerrii-sweetheart-hoya/#prettyPhoto
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/sweetheart-hoya/sweetheart-hoya-plant-care.htm

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