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Hoya khroniana 'Black' - Black Hoya

4" Nursery Pot

The Hoya khroniana 'Black' - Black Hoya is a striking and unique plant that captivates with its deep, almost black foliage. This exotic beauty features small, thick, and waxy leaves that are dark green to nearly black, creating a dramatic contrast against its delicate, star-shaped flowers. The Black Hoya's blooms are typically white or light pink, adding a lovely accent to its dark foliage. This rare and intriguing plant is perfect for those looking to add a touch of sophistication and mystery to their indoor plant collection.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Hoya krohniana
  • Common Name: Hoya, Hoya krohniana
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Native Range: Eastern Asia and Australia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: 6-8 hours of bright, filtered light. Harsh light will burn the foliage.
  • Water: Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out between watering; avoid over-watering.
  • Humidity: Average 50-75%; Tolerant of lower levels of humidity
  • Temperature: 55–85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the spring and summer only.
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Fast-growing compared to other Hoyas. Trailing, vining growth habit will often follow the light and can be trained to grow up a trellis, totem pole or wall for a vertical display. This plant also looks elegant trailing from a hanging basket planter.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, lightweight soil mix, such as commercially available cactus soil.
  • Pests: Look out for aphids, spider mites, mealybugs and other scale insects
  • Toxicity: Hoya are widely known to be non-toxic to humans and animals yet if ingested may cause reactions in certain individuals. More research is needed in this area. As with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution around children and pets and keep plants out of reach.

Caring for your Hoya khroniana 'Black' - Black Hoya is relatively simple, making it an excellent choice for plant enthusiasts of all levels. This Hoya thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions, although its growth may slow down. Ensure the soil is well-draining, and water the plant thoroughly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. Additionally, maintaining moderate humidity levels and providing occasional feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer will help keep your Black Hoya healthy and vibrant. With these straightforward care tips, your Hoya khroniana 'Black' will flourish, adding an elegant and unique touch to your indoor space.