Hoya Polyneura
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Hoya Polyneura

We cover all you need to know about the hoya polyneura, a.k.a. the fish tail hoya…

Hoya Polyneura Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Let the soil dry out almost completely before watering again. Check weekly.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced fertilizer monthly in spring and summer.
Soil:Use a specific hoya mix.
Temperature:10-25°C (50-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Fishtail Hoya.
Common issues:Overwatering, yellow leaves.


The hoya polyneura aka the fish tail hoya is known for it’s fish tail-like trailing leaves. It is found in the wild in the Himalayas. This is a real stunner! 

See also: Hoya Soil, Hoya Lacunosa, Hoya Curtisii, Hoya Compacta Care.

Light Needs

Ideally give your hoya bright, indirect sunlight to encourage growth. It will also be ok a bit further back from the window in medium indirect light also. 

How Often to Water A Hoya Polyneura

Let the soil dry out almost completely before watering again. You can check the soil with your finger once a week. 


Feed this hoya every month in the warmer months in spring and summer. Use a balanced feed.


You need to use a specific hoya mix to make sure the plant does not get root rot. 

When To Repot A Hoya Polyneura

Repot in Spring if the roots are crowded, it is not a super quick grower, but you want to make sure it has some extra root space over spring and summer.


Aim for over 60% humidity to get the best out of this plant. 


10-25°C (50-77°F) is a good range for this hoya. 

How To Propagate Hoya Polyneura

Propagate your hoya polyneura in water by taking cuttings with a few nodes. You need to strip leaves from the bottom nodes and keep leaves on the upper nodes. The leaves will be out of the water and the naked nodes under water to root. Keep it in a warm and humid place and once it has established roots you can pot it up into a hoya soil mix.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Fishtail Hoya

Hoya Polyneura FAQs and Common Problems

Yellowing leaves are common, they are most often due to overwatering, so make sure you only water the plant when it is dry and do not let it sit in water. 

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