Hoya Cinnamomifolia
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Hoya Cinnamomifolia

Welcome to our hoya cinnamomifolia care guide. The key to hoy care is to give it an epiphytic potting mix…

Hoya Cinnamomifolia Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water it only when totally dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer
Soil:A cactus compost mixed with the same volume of orchid mix added.
Humidity:50%.
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Purple wax plant.
Common issues:Root rot from overwatering.

Introduction

The hoya cinnamomifolia grow naturally in Java, and is known for its large (for a hoya) dark green leaves.

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

Hoya Cinnamomifolia Light Needs

Give your hoya cinnamomifolia bright indirect sunlight, it will encourage it to grow and give it the energy it needs to bloom. Avoid direct sun if you can.

How Often To Water

Water it only when totally dry, they are epiphytic and grow in bark in the wild, not in soil, so hey hate to sit in wet soil. Check it once a week and water if totally dry.

Hoya Cinnamomifolia Fertilizer

Feed it a well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth and flowering.

Soil

Remember that hoyas do not grow in soil in the wild, so use a cactus compost mixed with the same volume of orchid mix is good mix.

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

When To Repot

Hoyas do not mind their rots getting bit crowded, but check them in spring just to be sure and plant them up a pot size if needed, then the will have space to grow over the coming warmer months.

Hoya Cinnamomifolia Humidity

50% or more is best, they will do well a bit lower, but thrive if given 50% or more humidity.

Temperature

They will do well in most homes and do not mind getting a bit cold in winter, but aim for 15-28°C (59-82°F).

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.

Other Names

Purple wax plant.

FAQs And Common Problems

Root rot from overwatering is a big issue for hoyas, just remember that they are epiphytes and do not like to sit in heavy wet soil.

Hope you found this guide useful, you might also like our other articles: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care.

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