Hoya Krohniana
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Hoya Krohniana

Welcome to our guide to hoya krohniana care and propagation

Hoya Krohniana Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil once a week and water it when dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced feed once a month in 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.
Common issues:Overwatering and root rot.


The hoya krohniana is known for it’s small leaves with light silvery green flecked leaves. It is native to the Philippines, and makes a great houseplant in most climates, it is an easy to care for hoya.

See also: Hoya Lacunosa, Hoya Curtisii.

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they are naturally epiphytic and in the wild they live up in trees and get filtered sunlight through the tree canopy.

How Often to Water A Hoya Krohniana

Check the soil once a week and water it when dried out. Hoyas should not be allowed to sit in soggy soil, so make sure you empty out any water left in the saucer after watering. If in doubt leave them a few days and check again, do not over water these!


Use a well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. It will encourage quicker growth.


A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark. They must not sit in heavy waterlogged soil, they grow in bark in trees naturally so wet soil will cause root rot easily as they’re not used to it. 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 being a little bit pot bound and having crowded roots, so check it once a year in spring and repot it only if it is getting really crowded.

Tip: grow them in terracotta to help with drainage, especially if you are an ‘over-waterer’!

Hoya Krohniana Humidity

60% humidity or more is best. They do ok in drier climates, but will do best with high humidity. I would get humidity meter and monitor the


15-28°C (59-82°F) is a good range, they will stand some colder temperatures in winter though.

How To Propagate Hoya Krohniana

You can root hoya krohniana in water, just take a cutting with a few nodes on it and keep the leaves on the top nodes but strip them off the lower ones. Put the cutting in a jar of water so that the naked nodes are under the surface of the water and leaves are above. Keep it humid, warm and in indirect sunlight and it should root over the next month or two. Once it has rooted well pot it up into a hoya mix.

Is It Toxic to Cats?

Hoya are not toxic to cats or dogs.

Hoya Krohniana Vs Lacunosa

The flowers and leaves are similar on these two hoyas, making them difficult to tell the difference between, but the Krohniana’s leaves are slightly more heart-shaped, where as the Lacunosa ha more oval leaves.

Hoya Krohniana Vs Curtisii

The curtisii has longer points to it’s leaves. For more on the Curtisii, see our guide Hoya Curtisii.

Hoya Krohniana Types

There are a few types including:
‘Eskimo’ which has been renamed ‘Splash’, with flecked variegation.
‘Silver’ which has a more silvery coloring.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Hoya Krohniana FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering and root rot is the biggest killer of hoyas. They need a dry chunky, mix with orchid bark so that the roots do not sit in soggy soil.

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