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Hoya Kerrii Varigated 'Hoya Heart' Sweetheart Plant

2.5" Nursery Pot

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Looking for a distinctive and enduring Valentine's Day gift? Introducing the Variegated Hoya Kerrii, a captivating and rare version of the beloved 'Hoya Heart' or 'Sweetheart Hoya.' This special succulent is a perfect representation of love, making it an ideal and unique present for your special someone.

Derived from the hoya kerrii plant, the Variegated Hoya Heart is a tropical beauty native to Southeast Asia, belonging to the succulent-rich Apocynaceae family. What sets it apart is the enchanting variegation in its leaves, displaying a mesmerizing blend of different shades of green and cream.

Typically seen as single potted leaves with a fleshy, waxy texture, these miniature plants exhibit a charming heart shape that is hard to resist. Recognized by various names such as 'wax heart,' 'sweetheart plant,' 'sweetheart vine,' 'Valentine's hoya,' or 'lucky heart plant,' these endearing succulents are often associated with Valentine's Day gifts.

In their mature form, the Variegated Hoya Kerrii plant evolves into climbing vines, showcasing heart-shaped succulent leaves that can reach an impressive 13 feet in height. The unique variegation adds an extra layer of visual appeal to the already charming heart-shaped foliage. Additionally, these plants produce small clusters of fragrant pink flowers with a waxy appearance, creating a delightful sensory experience.

Due to the slow growth of the full-sized variegated version, cultivating it can be a patient process. Hence, presenting single potted leaves of the Variegated Hoya Kerrii allows plant enthusiasts to enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of this succulent without the extended wait.

 Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Hoya kerrii Variegata
  • Common Name: Hoya Heart, Sweetheart Hoya, Lucky Heart Hoya, Valentines Hoya, Lucky Heart Plant
  • Family: Apocynaceae 
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia and Australia

Variegated Hoya Heart Plant Care Guide:

Watering: Variegated Hoya Heart succulents boast succulent leaves that effectively retain moisture, reducing the need for frequent watering. Water your sweetheart plant every two to three weeks when the soil is dry, and the leaf begins to wrinkle. Ensure the plant is potted in well-draining soil to prevent root and leaf rot.

Soil: While repotting may not be necessary due to the plant's confined growth, choose well-draining soil mixes with ingredients that provide aeration. Options include mixing potting mix with orchid bark or opting for a succulent-specific potting mix.

Light: Variegated Hoya Heart succulents thrive in bright, direct sunlight. They can tolerate bright indirect light, but less light may cause variegated versions to develop darker leaves. Place them in east-, south-, or west-facing windows for optimal growth.

Pet Safety: Good news for pet owners – Variegated Hoya Heart succulents are safe for pets, according to the ASPCA. While harmless to pets, it's advisable to keep these plants out of reach to prevent damage to the delicate foliage.

Embrace the charm of the Variegated Hoya Kerrii and gift your loved one a symbol of enduring love and botanical beauty this Valentine's Day. Elevate your gift-giving experience with a Variegated Hoya Heart – a rare and scientifically captivating addition to any plant collection.

Shop for the non-variegated version here or browse our full collection of Hoya