What is the name of this indoor plant?
I have had this plant nearly 20 years. It bloomed once, last year. What is it called and what does it require? The person who gave it to me just said it didn’t like to be moved. It is on a low table in front of a patio door where it receives afternoon sun.
Your plant is a succulent houseplant called a Hoya Plant. Here are some plant care tips for a Hoya HousePlant.
Hoya Plants do best and bloom more in very bright light
. Hoya Plants are one of the few indoor houseplants that can even thrive in direct sun. Although Hoya Plants can adapt to lower light, they grow slower and do not produce the fragrant porcelain like flowers that are so beautiful.
Hoya Plants are succulent
s and need to completely dry out before being watered. Hoya Plants do thrive on neglect, but need additional water when in bloom.
Feed a Hoya Plant monthly with a balanced houseplant food at 1/2 the recommended strength when it is actively growing.
Hoya Plants can adapt to any temperature but prefer 60-65 at night and 70-80 during the day.
Provide basic household humidity or lower for a Hoya Plant.
A Hoya Plant produces beautiful clusters of fragrant flowers in numerous colors. Each Hoya flower has five waxy petals. New flowers develop on the old flower stems of a Hoya Plant so never cut off the old stems.
You can read more about Hoya Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.