Hoya Retusa Care
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Hoya Retusa Care

Welcome to our guide to hoya retusa care

Hoya Retusa Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the plant each week and only water it when the soil is dry. 
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced plant feed monthly in the spring and summer months. 
Soil:A very well draining mix of cactus compost and orchid bark. 
Temperature:10-25°C (50 – 77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot from overwatering.


The hoya retusa grows wild in the Himalayas and is known for its long tubular leaves. We cover all you need to know to get the best out of it.

Hoya Retusa Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best. They can be fine in medium indirect sunlight too, but the chance of flowering is much less.

How Often to Water

Check the plant each week and only water it when the soil is dry. Root rot can be a big issue and these plants are fine to dry out, so if in doubt: underwater.


You can use a balanced plant feed monthly in the spring and summer months. Make sure it is well diluted.

Hoya Retusa Soil

A very well draining soil is best, you can mix cactus compost and orchid bark, so that the mixture does not hang on to any water.

For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.

When To Repot

Check your plant yearly in spring and repot it if the roots are quite crowed. Hoyas will be ok if a little bit crowded.


60% is best, they will be ok if it drops a bit below this though. It will be ok in most homes.


10-25°C (50 – 77°F) is ideal.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Hoya Retusa Care FAQs and Common Problems

Root rot from overwatering and soggy soil is a big issue with these plants, let them dry out. Also check for pests each time you water.

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Hoya Retusa Care
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