Hoya Imbricata
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Hoya Imbricata

The key to hoya imbricata care is to give it something to climb up and remember it is an epiphyte – it must not sit in wet soil.

Hoya Imbricata Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Mist them when the potting mix is almost dry.
Fertilizer:A diluted, high-nitrogen feed monthly in summer.
Temperature:21-33°C (70-91°F)
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering is a real common issues as they are epiphytes.


The hoya imbricata is a climbing creeper, which grows a little bit like a monstera dubia. It will need a plank of wood or similar to climb on. This is not a houseplant for beginners to be honest, they can be quite fussy, most of all make sure you do not over water them!

Hoya Imbricata Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best. They will tolerate some direct too.

How Often to Water

They will need spraying and watering when their potting mix almost dries out. If you are growing it in leca or sphagnum moss it will be more obvious, you can see when it’s almost dry. They must not sit in soggy soil.


Use a well diluted high nitrogen feed in the summer, once a month.


This is a plant best not grown in soil, but in leca. You can also grow them in orchid bark. It really does not like to sit in soil, it grows up on the side of trees in the wild and so you must not plant it in heavy soil.

When To Repot

You can refresh the potting medium once every year or two.

Hoya Imbricata Humidity

60% humidity is ideal to get the best out of it.


21-33°C (70-91°F), they like to be warm!

Where To Buy

Try Etsy or one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Hoya Imbricata FAQs and Common Problems

Look out for aphids, and as with all hoyas be careful of overwatering, the roots hate to sit in soggy soil.

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