The valentine, redefined.
Skip the roses this year… there are more unique ways to covey your love. Meet the Hoya kerrii plant. It's no surprise that its fleshy heart-shaped leaves have earned it the nickname of the sweetheart plant.
A species of Hoya native to southeast Asia, the Hoya kerrii is a slow-growing succulent vine. Particularly easy to care for, it is one of a few species of Hoya plants that makes for an ideal houseplant. A low-maintenance gem, it requires infrequent waterings and bright-to-moderate, indirect light - care similar to most succulents and cacti.
Hardy like its drought-tolerate relatives, we recommend watering about every 2 weeks. Better to underwater this fellow than to overwater it. Nervous its parched? The Hoya kerrii leaves will start to show little wrinkles if not given sufficient water.
Looking for a sweetheart of your own? #GrowYourLove is the perfect sized surprise to sweeten anyone's Valentine's Day. Each hand-potted heart-shaped Hoya leaf is rooted in soil, starting the propagation of your own Hoya kerrii plant! With the right amount of love, water, and time (they're slow-growers by houseplant standards) - heart-shaped leaf after heart-shaped leaf will grow. Did we mention they're non-toxic? Making them also perfect for that special cat-lady in your life.
Hoya Kerrii 101
Light: Bright to moderate, indirect sunlight
Water: 1x every 10-12 days; let soil dry out between waterings
Temperature: Normal (65 degrees F - 80 degrees F)
Rotting: Overwatering; high humidity; cold temperatures
Shriveling: Under-watering; root rot
No Growth: Patience is a virtue!
Color Loss: Needs more sunlight