Delivery height approx. 15 cm.
|Latin name:||Hoya kerrii|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||10 - 20 cm|
Stand your Lucky Heart plant (Hoya kerrii) in a light spot upon delivery – preferably out of the midday sun and not right above a hot radiator. Water immediately.
Water your Hoya kerrii (Lucky Heart plant) weekly to keep it healthy. Not too much! Just a small anount, and regularly. Add food for flowering plants to the water every two weeks. In the summer when its hot you can water twice a week but only when the potting compost feels dry to the touch.
Hoya kerrii has a natural dormant period in November and December so water less then and do not feed at all. Stand it somewhere preferably cooler (10-12 degrees centigrade) – perhaps an unheated bedroom. Feed again after the dormant period is passed.
Lucky Heart plant is not bothered about the dry air of our centrally heated homes. Do not turn it too often as this can cause the buds to drop. Leave old flowers hanging as they can flower again!
This plant originated in tropical South East Asia. Hoya kerrii is a vigorous indoor plant which is easy to grow. With its thick dark-green shiny leaves it is considered to be a succulent, therefore requires little water.
Because of the heart-shaped leaves the plant is often given as a gift for St. Valentine’s Day. This plant can sometimes produce fragrant, white flowers.
The hoya is classified under Apocynaceae.