Hoya Pachyclada
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Hoya Pachyclada

Welcome to our guide to hoya pachyclada care, it is relatively easy to care for, we cover all you need to know about care and propagation…

Hoya Pachyclada Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil: Equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark
Humidity:60% or more
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 pachyclada is a really slow growing hoya with big round, thick leaves, and quite and chunky stem. It grows in the wild in South East Asia. We run down it’s care needs in this concise guide.

See also: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis, Hoya Shepherdii, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Hoya Polyneura, Hoya Retusa Care, Hoya Serpens, Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Imbricata.

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight with no direct sun is best. They like bright light, so put them off to the side of a south facing window.

How Often To Water A Hoya Pachyclada

Put your finger in the soil once a week to test it and only water it when all the soil is dry. Make sure all the water runs off after watering and you don’t leave any in a saucer at the base of the pot. It is easy to overwater these plants, make sure you let them dry out before watering again.


Feed your hoya pachyclada a well diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. It’s important to water it down to avoid fertilizer burn.

Hoya Pachyclada Soil

They grow in tree bark in the wild, not in soil on the ground, so don’t let them sit in normal potting compost as it will be way to wet for their roots. A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark will work well, the roots hate to sit in water logged soil so you want something that is really well draining.

Tip: make sure you give them a soil mix suitable for epiphytes that has plenty of orchid bark, as they hate to sit in heavy wet soil and will get root rot easily. Remember that they grow on tree bark in the wild and not in soil. For more info see our guide: Hoya Soil.

When To Repot

Check the plant every year at Easter and pot it up a size if needed, so the plant can grow well over the spring and summer. It is fine to be a little bit root bound, but will grow much better if the roots have ample space.


Hoyas are ok in most household humidity levels, but will do best if you can give them 60% or more. Get a humidity meter if you can to keep an eye on levels. I’ve found hoyas to be tolerant of a lot of different humidity levels, but they tend to thrive at 60%.


Aim for a range of 15-28°C (59-82°F) during the day, towards the top end of that range is best. Try to keep them above a minimum temperature of 5°C (41°F) at night or in the winter.

How To Propagate Hoya Pachyclada

Propagate a hoya pachyclada by taking cuttings that have two nodes and a few leaves. Take the leaves from the bottom node, and then put the cutting aside for half a day so that the wounds heal over. Then you can put the cutting in water. There should be at least one or two leaves above the water. Once it roots, pot them up in hoya soil and treat as a juvenile plant.

For more on hoyas see our hoya category with all our hoya care guides.

Hoya Pachyclada USDA Zone

They can live outdoors in zone 11.

hoya pachyclada albomarginata vs new moon

The ‘new moon’ variety of the Pachyclada is similar to the original, but is variegated with a cream border, and sometimes a thin pink border around the leaf edge too.

Are They Toxic To Cats?

They are pet-safe and are not toxic to cats.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs And Common Problems

Overwatering and root rot are the main issues, as long as you water them sparingly and they are in a very well draining epiphytic medium they should do well.

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