Heart Shaped Hoya
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Also known as Sweetheart plants for their heartshaped leaves. These cute succulents can be kept small as they are on a windowsill or with a little care this young cutting will grow into a mature bush of heart shaped leaves.
Hoya Plants are used to hot dry conditions and thrive indoors in a warm room. A sunny windowsill is ideal but your plant will tolerate a range of conditions as long as it is protected from temperatures under 8˚C.
As a desert plant your succulent (Hoya kerri) will not need much water. Water a small amount (a tablespoonish) every week or so to keep the leaves a healthy green.
Hoyas are quite slow growers and their size can easily be contained by a small pot. Over the summer months your young cuttings should start to develop new heart shaped leaves. To keep your plant small nip these off, but to encourage growth, add a little feed and repot your plant into just a slightly bigger pot with some well drained compost.
Succulents generally are pretty resistant to neglect. However, if your plant does start looking sorry for itself or if the leaves start to go yellow, pull off any dead or soft leaves and move to a sunnier position. Dark brown leaves or leaf edges can be a sign of under watering so try watering more regularly. On the flip side, mould at the base or the bottom of the leaves is a sign of over watering or too damp a position, so try a sunnier, airier room and let it dry out for a good week or two before watering.