Hoya Aldrichii
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Hoya Aldrichii

A simple but thorough guide to hoya aldrichii, we cover all you need to know…

Hoya Aldrichii Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil once a week, water when it’s completely dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Christmas Island Waxvine
Common issues:Yellow and browning leaves.


Hoya aldrichii is originally from Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. Its an epiphytic vining plant, known for its pink flowers.

See also: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight.

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best, avoid direct sun especially at midday.

How Often To Water A Hoya Aldrichii

Check the soil once a week with your finger and water when it’s completely dry.


A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer.

Hoya Aldrichii Soil

Give your hoya aldrichii a mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark. They do not grow in soil in the wild, they grow up in trees in the bark, and you want to replicate this as best you can in the home with a bark based medium.

For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.

When To Repot

Take your plant out of it’s pot a check it yearly, if the roots are starting to get crowded you can repot them up a size. The best time to do this is in spring.

Hoya Aldrichii Humidity

60% is a good humidity to aim for, you’ll need to up the humidity in most homes. A pebble tray of water under the plant is great for this.


Your hoya will be ok in normal household temperatures. 15-28°C (59-82°F) is ideal.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Christmas Island Waxvine

FAQs And Common Problems

Yellow and browning leaves from over watering are common issues. Do not let these plants sit in wet soil, water them only when they dry out and make sure they are in a well draining medium.

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