Hoya Obovata
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Hoya Obovata

Welcome to our care guide to the Hoya Obovata…

Hoya Obovata Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the plant weekly, but only water it if the soil is 100% dry.
Fertilizer:A high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer
Soil:A mix of orchid bark, perlite and cactus compost.
Humidity:50% or more.
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot / overwatering.


The hoya obovata is a beautiful round-leafed, speckled hoya. If you only get one hoya, make it this one!

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

Hoya Obovata Light Needs

Give them bright indirect sunlight. They can burn if given full direct sun though.

How Often to Water

Check the plant each week, but only water it if the soil is 100% dry. Hoyas get root rot easily, so be really careful not to over do it.


Use a high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage leaf growth. Make sure it is well diluted.

Hoya Obovata Soil

The hoya obovata needs a chunky and very well draining medium. A mix of orchid bark, perlite and cactus compost is a good idea.

When To Repot

Check the plant yearly and repot it if it’s roots are starting to get crowded. They do not grow quickly so you will not need to repot them yearly, but it is a good idea to check them.


Aim for 50% or above to get the best out of it.


15-28°C (59-82°F) is ideal, so they’ll be at home in your home.

Hoya Obovata Propagation

You can propagate a hoya obovata with stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least 3 nodes, and take the leaves from the bottom two, leaving leaves on the top node. Let it callous over for a day, then put it in a jar of water so that the naked nodes are under the water and the leaves are out of the water and not touching it.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is a serious issue for hoyas, they live in tree bark in the wild, not in soil, so make sure that they are in a chunky bark based medium and that you do not overwater it, and do not leave any excess water in the tray/external container after watering as you can get root rot really easily.

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

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