Hoya Callistophylla
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Hoya Callistophylla Care

The key to hoya callistophylla care is to never let it sit in water logged soil…

Hoya Callistophylla Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark.
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering due to wet soil.


Originally hailing from Borneo and growing epiphytically, the hoya callistophylla is an impressive hoya with big leaves for a small plant that have dark green veining giving it an almost dragon-skin look.

See also: Hoya Rotundiflora, Hoya Burtoniae, Hoya Lacunosa, Hoya Nummularioides Care, Hoya Krimson Princess, Hoya Krohniana.

Light Needs

Bright indirect snlight is best for a hoya callistophylla.

How Often to Water

Check the soil once a week but only water it if dry. These plants are not fans of wet soil!

Hoya Callistophylla Fertilizer

Feed your hoya callistophylla a balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer.


This epiphytic plant must have great drainage, it cannot sit in wet soil. A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark is ideal.

When To Repot

Repot them every 2 years in spring. They are not fussy about repotting and can be allowed to get a bit pot bound.


60% is best for a hoya like this.


15-28°C (59-82°F) is best, so they will be just fine in almost all homes.

Hoya Callistophylla Vs Kalimantan

The key to telling the difference between the hoya callistophylla and the kalimantan is the flowers of the callistophylla have much more red on them around the edges. These plants are really similar and it can be very difficult to tell the difference without them flowering.

Hoya Callistophylla Vs Finlaysonii

These plants are really similar, but the way to tell them apart is the veins on the finlaysonii are bolder.

Hoya Callistophylla Vs Gunung Gading

The hoya gunung gading has really defined veining, and the leaves feel thinner to the touch.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Hoya Callistophylla Care FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is a major problem for hoyas like this, they need to be in a very well draining soil and watered only when dry. They are epiphytes which mean they live up in trees in the wild and not in soil, so they get root rot really easily when left in wet soil.

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Hoya Callistophylla Care
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