Hindu Rope Hoya – Hoya compacta
This slow-growing, very unusual looking plant is exceedingly easy to keep and get to flower.
The leaves of the Hindu Rope Hoya are its main attraction – they are naturally folded and curled, resembling a thick rope. When flowers appear, they show up all over the plant. Flowers are clusters of small, white waxy blooms with pink stars in the middles… and they smell wonderful.
The Hindu Rope Hoya prefers light shade – read: 2-4 hours of sunlight, otherwise indirect sun/bright ambient light as much as possible.
Water when the soil dries. When it is flowering, keep the soil moist (but not soaked) at all times, be careful not to overwater.
Bloom time is mid to late Spring and mid to late Summer. This hoya prefers to find one spot to grow in. If it is moved from one location to another expect it to spend about 3 – 4 weeks adjusting!