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Hello – My sister passed along this plant that had been left with her some months ago. Under her care, the plant did not thrive. Many of its leaves have shriveled.

I would like to know what it is, and then some advice on bringing it back to health.

I have cut off the longer branches, trimmed them, and placed them in water to see if they will reroot. I have extensively watered the plotted plant in the sink so that the water will flow through and drain quickly.

Can you help me with identification and advice? Thank you very much.


Hi Barbara,


Sick green leaves on Hoya Plant
Hoya Plant Dying

Your plant looks like a succulent plant called a Hoya. If the leaves are shriveled and the soil is wet, the plant has been over watered and the roots may be dead. If this is the case, the plant probably cannot be saved. If the soil is dry, try setting the plant in a deep saucer of water for 15 minutes and see if the leaves fill out by the next day. You can read more about Hoya Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.