Hoya Kentiana Variegata
Hoya Kentiana Variegata is one of those houseplants that will always steal the show. With its trailing growth habit and the strikingly variegated leaves containing contrasting greens and creams, this Wax Plant is definitely a plant you will want to add to your collection. With some patience and the appropriate care, your plant may reward you with pink foliage and clusters of star-shaped, fragrant flowers.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
When Hoya's are "stressed," which can happen when they are not given enough water or receive too much sun or bright light, they can have some stunning reactions, such as red or pink-tinged foliage, or beautiful flowers. If you want your plant to bloom, keep the soil on the dry side and keep it in bright light. Watering needs will change throughout the year - during the growing season, water when the soil is mostly dry, then during the winter season, let the soil dry out a little more between waterings.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.