Flowering Hindu Rope Plant (Hoya Compacta) Care Guide
I absolutely LOVE this houseplant. Can you tell me what it is? Thanks!!
Your plant is one of my favorite succulent houseplants. It’s called a Hindu rope plant (Hoya Compacta). It is a wonderful hanging, flowering houseplant that requires very little care. The hardest part of taking care of a Hindu rope plant is keeping an eye out for plant pests that hide in the multiple curves of the interestingly shaped leaves.
Here are some care instructions.
Light: All Hindu rope plants, both green and variegated, grow best in very bright light. Southern exposure is best, but it can adapt to east or west locations in front of a window. In low light, a Hindu rope plant may never bloom.
Water: All hoya plants, including the Hindu rope plant, are succulents that need very little water. Water when the soil is almost dry. During the winter, water all varieties of hoya plants even less.
Fertilizer: Feed monthly during the spring and summer with a water-soluble plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Use a fertilizer high in potassium to encourage Hindu rope plants to bloom.
You can read all my care tips for a Hindu rope plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.