GET THE GREEN: Wax Plant (Hoya obovata)
WATER: Hoyas need good drainage- pot in a planter with a drainage hole and allow to dry between waterings. When leaves begin to wrinkle or pucker slightly- it's time to water.
SUNLIGHT: Bright to medium indirect light. Avoid direct sun or dark corners.
PLACEMENT: Most hoyas are climbers, so they do well in hanging planters, or on shelves, where they have space to roam.
EXTRA CREDIT: When mature, hoyas develop spectacular flowers. To encourage blooms, allow the plant to get slightly root bound by keeping it in a smaller pot. However, don't transfer it from a larger pot to a smaller one, which could shock the plant.
WORD OF CAUTION: According to the ASPCA, hoyas are non-toxic to cats and dogs!
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