Need to Identify Unknown plant

Hi Judy, My plant was a gift several years ago. It thrived in a window with afternoon filtered light. I move d it at Xmas for the tree and it did poorly. Now dies a little more each day. Not sure what it wants. Don’t know what type of plant it is.

Hi Lynn,

Your plant is a variegated Hoya plant. It likes bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. and dry soil. If the leaves are soft and drooping, you’ve over watered and have hurt the roots. If the leaves are soft and drooping and the soil is dry you need to set the plant in a deep saucer of water for 15 minutes. You can read all my care tips for a hoya plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a solid green hoya in bloom, but the care is the same.

https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/hoya-how-to-grow-care-for-hoya-plant

 

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