A charming member of the hoya genus, the 'Obovata' leaves are almost perfectly round. With a single central vein running the length of the leaf, creating two perfect hemispheres. ‘Obovata’s’ are known to be fast-growing and heavy feeders during the spring and summer. However, they prefer to wait until they are 2 - 4 years of age and well rooted before they bloom!
Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-9”
Plant Care Level: Easy
Hoyas are sometimes referred to as “scent mimics”. These scent mimics can have a wide range of scents. Some can smell as honey while others like the ‘Corpse flower’ can smell of rotting meat. Most Hoya’s smells are reminiscent of vanilla, or other confectioner ingredients.
Hoya ‘Obovata’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant
Binomial Name: Hoya obovata
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright indirect to filtered bright light
Water: Allow soil to dry completely
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Hoya ‘Obovata’ Story
Where is it from?
The ‘Obovata’ is native to India, Indonesia, Thailand and Fiji.
Who is the Hoya ‘Obovata’?
This Hoya is a robust climbing plant. The round leaves can range from 2” to 5” in diameter and 3” to 4” wide. The flowers are first appear as tiny little boxes that pop open to a light pink star-shaped flower with a fuschia center.
Good For You!
Sleep? We love Hoyas in the bedroom! With their long vining habit, it creates the perfect relaxing mood.
Breath? The Hoya plant is air-purifying.
Is the Hoya ‘Obovata’ the right plant for me?
The Hoya Obovata is fairly easy to care. Although, the watering schedule and consistency is the hardest part of caring for this plant. Place your plant in a location with bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight - this will solve your watering issues and prevent any problems along the way.
Pet Friendly: Yes, the Hoya is pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: These plants look great in hanging planters and on high shelves.