Hindu Rope Hoya Plants for Sale Online
Hindu Rope Hoya Plant (Hoya carnosa ‘Compacta’), also known as Indian Rope Hoya, is a Hoya plant that produces twisted, waxy leaves that emerge on cascading rope-like vines, making this Hoya perfect as a hanging plant. Because of its bizarre look, this is the rope plant everyone wants!
As your Indian Rope Plant matures, it will bloom gorgeous clusters of pink star-shaped fragrant flowers. If you are patient and nurture your Hoya for years, mature Hoya carnosa vines can grow to be about 2 inches thick and up to 20 feet long! It does well in hanging baskets and terrariums as long as there is adequate drainage. Though it may be tempting, do not remove the spurs at the end of the vines because that is where the blooms will form.
Native to India, this flowering succulent has a slow growth habit and prefers to dry between watering. Place your Hindu Rope in bright, indirect light and watch it thrive! Hindu Rope Hoya also makes an excellent patio plant for outdoor growing.
|Mature Height:||11 to 18 inches|
|Mature Width:||8 to 12 inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Flower Color:||Pink and white|
|Foliage:||Green and wax-like|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out some between watering|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care|
How to Care for Hindu Rope Hoya Plants
Once you buy a Hindu Rope Hoya Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What are the watering requirements of Indian Rope Hoya?
The Hindu Rope Plant should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container.
If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn’t need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem.
When should I fertilize my Hindu Rope Plant?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble (liquid quick release), and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time.
On the other hand Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
What is the best growing soil for Hoya Carnosa Plant?
The best soil for Hindu Rope Plant is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition however if the soil you’ve chosen already has fertilizer incorporated into it there will be no need to add additional fertilizer.
What is the best light for Hindu Rope Hoya Plants?
Hoya can be grown successfully in low, medium, or bright light. It tolerates low to medium light but won't typically bloom in these conditions. Usually, with flowering houseplants, the more sunlight the plant gets, the more flowers it will produce.