Hoya caudata ‘Sumatra’

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


Hoya 'Sumatra' is a rare variety for our collectors! It is notable for it’s rigid leaves with crinkly edges, this variety isn’t any more difficult to care for than your other Hoya plants. The interesting coloration of the leaves really give the Hoya 'Sumatra' a little more interest than a normal striped variegation, with every single leaf being slightly different.

The Hoya 'Sumatra' will love something to climb, but does just fine producing beautiful leaves in a hanging basket. Hoya’s are notoriously slow growers so be patient, especially if you start with one of our 2” starter plants grown in house! Bringing a Hoya 'Sumatra' into your home will not only bring some beauty but diversity to your foliage collection!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hoya Caudata ‘Sumatra’
  • Common Name: Sumatra Hoya
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Native Range: Thailand and Malaysia 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright to medium indirect light. Tolerates low light. 
  • Water: Water when the potting mix has become dry
  • Humidity: High but can tolerate average home humidity
  • Temperature: 60-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth
  • Feeding: Fertilize during spring and summer with ½ strength complete liquid fertilizer once a month.
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings 
  • Growth: vining/trailing/climbing 
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests, watch for scale and mealybugs 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

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