Hoya Benvergarai Care And Growing Tips

Hoya benvergarai

Last updated on September 13th, 2022 at 10:40 am

The Hoya benvergarai is a tropical flower that can be found in Southeast Asia. Hoya benvergarai has long, green leaves and white flowers with yellow centers. They need to live in warm temperatures year-round, so they cannot be grown outside of their native range. Hoya benvergarai grows best near windows or other places where there will always be plenty of light available for it to grow.

The Hoya benvergarai is one of the most beautiful plants in the world. Their leaves are as green as emeralds and their flowers bloom like roses. Hoya benvergarai is a very popular plant, but it can be hard to find because it grows on top of trees in tropical climates. If you want to grow your own, then you will need two things: patience and luck.

Origin and description

Hoya benvergarai originates from the island of Madagascar. It is a tropical flower that can grow up to two feet in height with vines as long as twenty-five feet! The leaves are oval-shaped and they have purple veins running through them. Hoya benvergarai flowers are five inches in diameter and they come out pink. They also have a unique scent that is sweet like honey-suckle

They can be grown indoors or outdoors, but when inside, it needs indirect sunlight. It loves humidity so the pot should always sit above water. The soil must stay moist but not wet.

Hoya benvergarai is also known as the sweetheart vine or heartleaf vine, because of its unique shape and bright pink flowers with an intoxicating scent. It blooms in springtime to make your home feel alive again!

Hoya benvergarai propagation

Hoya benvergarai

Hoya benvergarai is easy to propagate. Plant cuttings in a medium such as 50% perlite and 50% sphagnum moss. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and keep humidity high by misting once or twice daily. The ideal temperature for rooting Hoya benvergarai is between 82-86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hoya benvergarai care

Hoya benvergarai care is easy, as long as it has bright indirect light and humidity. If you are growing your hoya in a glass bowl or dish filled with pebbles that sit on the bottom of the container while still allowing some room for water underneath, make sure to keep the top of your soil moist at all times. If you can’t maintain humidity around your hoya, try misting it with water or placing a humidifier nearby to make sure its leaves are always moist.

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Light requirements

Hoya benvergarai is a tropical plant from the forest floor of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. It needs bright light to grow well as an indoor or outdoor houseplant. In its natural habitat, it grows in full sun but requires filtered sunlight indoors because it’s intolerant of the direct afternoon sun!

Soil/potting mix

Hoya benvergarai plants (also known as wax flowers) like loose, well-draining potting mix. I use my own special soil recipe which is equal parts coir fiber and perlite. If you don’t have all the ingredients to make your own mix, it can be safely potted in a soilless potting mix as well. Just be sure to use a fast-draining one, not the kind that has “soil” or “forest products” in its name because those contain ingredients like bark & peat moss which will hold too much water and drown your plant!

The best size container for growing hoya benvergarai is one that’s at least 12 inches tall with plenty of drain holes. This allows for more root growth and helps prevent the plant from getting “pot bound” (plants don’t like this). If you want to grow it in a hanging basket, choose one that’s 18-20 inches wide with strong hooks attached.


Hoya benvergarai plants like to be evenly moist but not wet. Overwatering can cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off! I suggest watering it until water comes out the bottom of the pot, then allow all excess water to drain away before letting your plant sit in a tray of standing water for too long. If you notice any of the leaves turning yellow, a good drenching is in order.


Hoya benvergarai plants don’t need much fertilizer. I recommend giving them a couple of teaspoons (or scoops) per gallon every month or so, following the directions on your specific fertilizers for dilution rates. Most hoya-specific products are fine to use, but any general-purpose liquid fertilizer will work as well.


Hoya benvergarai

Hoya benvergarai prefers warm temperatures. It does not do well in environments with cold or cool weather. In fact, these conditions could cause damage to the stem of your plant and even kill it off completely if left on for too long. Because they grow from a vine-like structure, Hoyas that are located outdoors will benefit from being planted in a warm, humid environment. For those of you that keep your Hoyas indoors, they should be kept near a heating unit or within an area that gets plenty of sunlight. If your plant is located too far from the heat mat and/or window, it could suffer from not having enough heat to survive.

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The ideal temperature is between 50 – 90°F (or between 12.77 – 32.22°C).


Like many other plants, Hoya benvergarai is very sensitive to humidity levels. This is because Hoyas are native to the tropics, where it rains almost every day. Because of this, they have adapted over time with an increased ability to absorb moisture from the air around them.

As such, it is important that you provide your Hoya with plenty of humidity while they are growing and flowering. If the air in the environment has less than 50% humidity for prolonged periods, then it will begin to affect Hoyas negatively by causing root rot or botrytis (grey mold). To increase the amount of moisture in the air, it is recommended that you mist the plant every day with room temperature water. If this is not possible, you can also place a humidity tray underneath your Hoya. This will help increase moisture in the area and provide adequate amounts of humidity for growth and flowering to occur

If you keep your plant in a low humidity location, then it is advised that you purchase an ultrasonic humidifier. Not only will this help increase the moisture levels for your Hoya, but will also increase for all of the other plants around it.

This beautiful hoya prefers at least 60% humidity so misting is a must!


When it comes to Hoyas, there are two main reasons why you should prune your plant. The first reason is because the vine of the Hoya becomes too long. If this occurs, then you have a few options available for how to proceed. One option would be to allow new shoots with flowers to grow off of the ends of each stem. Another option would be to cut the vine back and then allow new shoots with flowers to grow from where you have made your pruning cut.

A second reason for Hoyas needing regular trimming is because they can become unruly if left alone for too long. This means that branches may begin growing in different directions and even start touching other plants in your collection. If this happens, then you should simply prune back the stem until it begins growing outwards again.

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The best time to prune a Hoya is during its resting period, which occurs between October and February. This will allow new shoots with flowers to grow without being disturbed by any trimming activities.

When to repot hoya benvergarai

When you repot hoya benvergarai depends on the growing conditions. If your plant is in a very small container and it has been for years, then now might be time to give it some fresh soil. In general though, if there are no signs of overcrowding or root rot but the potting mix is getting dry, you can wait until spring.


Hoya benvergarai will go into a state of dormancy during the winter months. This means that it will start to lose some leaves and stop growing because it is not actively getting any light from its environment. It should be watered less frequently during this time, only when there are signs of extreme dryness or if you notice wilting.

Do not water your hoya benvergarai when the soil is still damp or wet. This can cause root rot which will kill your plant. If it has been raining, wait at least two days before watering again to ensure that there are no longer any traces of moisture in the potting mix.

Don’t be surprised if you take your hoya benvergarai outside in the spring and it starts to grow again. It may start growing before summer but will stop when the weather begins to warm up. When this happens, you can begin watering more frequently because there is no risk of overwatering at this time.

Flowers & Fragrance

Hoya benvergarai

Hoya benvergarai will produce small white flowers throughout the year. They are quite fragrant but they don’t last for more than a day or two on each stem.

If you want to encourage your hoya benvergarai to make flower buds, try using liquid fertilizer all year-round instead of slow-release pellets only during spring and summer.

This is because liquid fertilizer will encourage more leaf growth, which in turn produces larger amounts of carbohydrates that are used to fuel the flowering process.

You can also provide your hoya benvergarai with a little bit of warmth while it’s growing during spring and early autumn so that you get an earlier start on flowers than usual.

Growth rate

Hoya benvergarai is a slow-growing plant. It can take up to five years for your hoya benvergarai to grow from seedling size until it has reached flowering maturity, which means that you will probably not see flowers within the first few months after planting seeds.

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Hoya benvergarai is non-toxic to cats, dogs, and humans.

Although hoya benvergarai has many benefits for your health, it can be toxic if ingested by pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers because of the high levels of caffeine in its leaves. It should not cause any harm when used topically though.

USDA Hardiness Zones

Hoya benvergarai is grown indoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 12-11.

It can survive outdoors all year round as long as it’s warm enough but not exposed to the elements.

Pests and diseases

Hoya benvergarai is susceptible to mealybugs, red spider mites, and aphids.

All these insects can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil when they are in small numbers, but if you see any signs of an infestation, then it’s best to take the plant outside for a few hours on a warm day before bringing it back in and using insecticidal soap.

When your hoya benvergarai is grown outdoors, make sure to spray the leaves with neem oil at least once a week during summer when insects are most likely to attack.

If any of these pests or diseases cause large amounts of damage then you should consider replacing your plant because they can quickly spread to other plants in your home.

If you do decide to replace your plant, make sure that the pots and soil are sterilized before putting a new hoya benvergarai growing indoors. You should also take care not to bring any insects or diseases from outside into your home because this could cause even more problems for all of your plants.


Hoya benvergarai is a plant that’s easy to grow and maintain as long as you remember not to overwater it.

It can be used for many different purposes, from medical remedies to houseplant decoration. If you have one of these plants in your home then they will look after themselves while providing all kinds of benefits for you and your family.

If you follow the tips given in this article, then Hoya benvergarai care should be easy to manage for anyone with a green thumb!