Hoya dennisii frida

Hoya Dennisii ‘Frida’

Unearth a hidden gem from the remote Solomon Islands - the delightful Hoya Dennisii ‘Frida’. Adorned with inner variegation, this charming variation bathes in shades of vibrant pink as new leaves make their grand entrance. Although the flowers of Hoya Dennisii are a marvel in their own right, our variegated ‘Frida’ promises an enduring visual feast all year round.

First described in 1993, Hoya Dennisii is a native species to the Solomon Islands. This enchanting archipelago, home to over 900 smaller islands and six major ones, lies to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu, boasting a diverse and fascinating ecosystem across 28,400 square kilometers.

Immerse yourself in the world of Hoyas with the Hoya Dennisii ‘Frida’. Its charm, exotic origin, and easy care make it an enchanting addition to your indoor jungle. Welcome Frida home today!


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Scientific name: Hoya dennisii frida

Common names: Wax plant, porcelain flower

Origin: Solomon Islands

Flower colour: Dark pink with purple coronas

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type: Epiphytic Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya dennisii frida?

This epiphytic plant is able to efficiently gather the nutrients and moisture it needs from the surrounding air. During the growth phase of Hoya dennisii frida, make sure to water the plant on a consistent schedule but do not allow the soil to dry in between waterings to prevent dry root rot.

This plant needs rich soil, plenty of water, and light that is bright but indirect in order to thrive and grow to its full potential.


  • Ideal temperature: 68-85°F / 20-27°C.
  • Humidity: 50% and above.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. A little full sun is okay with acclimation.

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Light Requirements:

An area with bright, indirect sunlight will have your Frida gleaming. Acclimate it gradually to full sun exposure to prevent shock.

Temperature Requirements:

  • Provide a cozy ambiance with temperatures ranging from 68-85°F (20-27°C) for optimal growth.

Humidity Requirements:

Frida thrives in a moist environment, preferring humidity levels of 50% and above.

Watering Requirements:

Watering is an essential aspect of your Hoya Dennisii ‘Frida’ care regimen. The watering requirements are intricately tied to the kind of soil mix you use, the environmental humidity, and the temperature. Although considered easy-care, it's important to keep in mind that Frida doesn't appreciate being overly thirsty nor excessively wet. Here are some guidelines to ensure you're giving your Frida just the right amount of hydration.

Soil Requirements:

Frida is a delicate, thin-leafed Hoya that won't fare well with periods of dryness between watering. Opt for a potting mix with quick drainage and excellent air circulation to keep the roots healthy and rot-free. Traditional Hoya mixes often contain ingredients like perlite, orchid bark, cactus and succulent potting mix, and coco coir. Use denser substrates like peat sparingly to prevent excessive moisture retention. Or, venture into semi-hydroponics if you wish to experiment!

Fertilizing Requirements:

Hoya Dennisii 'Frida' benefits from regular feeding during the growing season to support its vibrant variegated growth and flowering. Here are the key aspects to keep in mind when it comes to fertilizing your ‘Frida’:

Frequency: Typically, fertilizing once a month during the growing season (Spring through early Autumn) is sufficient. During the cooler months or dormant period, it's best to withhold fertilizer as the plant's growth slows down and it doesn't require the extra nutrients.

Fertilizer Type: A balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer is generally recommended. However, considering that Hoyas are epiphytes (they grow on trees in their natural habitat), they may benefit more from an orchid or bromeliad fertilizer. These fertilizers tend to have higher proportions of nitrogen, which can support leafy growth.


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