Popular Hoya Indoor Plants
Quite popular as indoor plants due to their fragrant flowers and lustrous foliage, hoya plants are easy to care for. Hoya is a very large genus of tropical to subtropical plants found in Australia, Polynesia, and Asia. With over 200 species, this genus is tremendously diverse, and numerous interesting and rare examples can be seen in nature. Members of this genus have thick, almost succulent leaves and some are formally considered succulents. The leaves vary in size and shape from large, simple, broad leaves to small, heart-shaped leaves. All Hoya species produce flowers in clusters, and the blooms have distinctive waxy petals and a five-pointed star shape. The flowers of Hoya indoor plants can be white, yellow, pink, or some combination of those colors and may appear in anything from loose sprays to tightly packed balls, depending on the species.
For indoor plants, Hoya species prefer a warm, brightly lit area of the house without being placed in direct light. Although they can grow in low light conditions, they tend to grow much more slowly in dim light, and may not produce flowers as profusely or as frequently. The soil should be checked regularly to prevent the plants from drying out completely or becoming too wet, and in a dry home, spraying to increase humidity around the plants can be very helpful for Hoya cultivation.