Sweetheart Hoya Variegated

Hoya kerrii variegata


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Hoya kerrii variegata, commonly known as the Variegated Sweetheart Hoya, is a unique and eye-catching plant, primarily recognized for its heart-shaped leaves. The variegated variety boasts leaves with a creamy white or yellow border, contrasting beautifully with the deep green center. This variegation not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also makes it a sought-after variant among plant enthusiasts.

Native to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and parts of China, this epiphytic plant thrives in well-draining soil and appreciates a humid environment, mimicking its natural rainforest habitat. It’s often grown as a climbing or trailing plant, and with the right support, it can grow quite tall.

While the Sweetheart Hoya is celebrated for its distinct foliage, it also produces fragrant flowers when mature. These blooms are star-shaped, typically appearing in clusters, and are a lovely addition to the already charming plant. As a precaution, it’s essential to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. The plant prefers to dry out between waterings.

In homes, the Variegated Sweetheart Hoya serves primarily as an ornamental plant. Its unique heart-shaped leaves, especially around Valentine’s Day, make it a popular gift. However, like many houseplants, it should be kept out of reach of pets, as it can be toxic if ingested.


90 mm pot, Rooted Leaf Cutting