Hoya kerrii – Sweetheart Hoya (4″ pot)


This tropical succulent wax flower has thick, green, heart shape leaves and produces unusual flowers when mature. This is an easy to grow plant for beginners.

Ships in 4″ pot. Photo #2 ONLY, is an example on size plant for sale.
Our plants are grown outside in FL, imperfections/blemishes are common for this one.

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Hoya kerrii tends to develop black dots on some leaves from living outside in south FL at our nursery. The spots are not a disease and will not affect the plants health.

Please understand that sometimes the leaves are not always a perfect heart shape. 

This hoya is nicknamed the Sweetheart hoya or Valentine Hoya. It is at first a slow growing Hoya with large, succulent, heart shaped leaves. Once it gets going it is a fast grower and will need a lot of room. Once root-bound, it blooms often during the warmer months. The flowers are quite nice, off white corollas and a mahogany corona that really stands out. There is a sweet nectar that oozes out of the corona and “stains” the corolla! This is a hoya more for the foliage lover and that you can enjoy without flowers, but please understand that sometimes the leaves are not always a perfect heart shape. I would recommend this easy to grow, drought tolerant plant for a beginner.

All pictures were taken of our mature mother plants, not the young plants for sale.

FAMILY : Apocynaceae
MATURE SIZE : medium size vine, 4′ long
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : keep a little on the dry side
MIN. TEMP. : low 50’s
FLOWER : warmer months on mature plants

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 18 in
Gardino Nursery