Hoya Engleriana

Hoya Engleriana

Hoya Engleriana is a species of Hoya native to Thailand, but it has since spread to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Its leaves are extremely small. It typically occurs in misty, foggy mountain ranges. Dr Engler, a well-known editor of botanical yearbooks, inspired the plant's name. 

The blooms of Hoya Engleriana are in an umbel and consist of no more than four flowers at the end of a very short stem. They have pale pink corollas with deep pink coronas, and have not noticeable scent.


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Scientific name: Hoya Engleriana

Common names: Wax plant, porcelain flower, waxvine

Origin: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Flower colour: Pale pink corollas with deep pink coronas

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya Engleriana?

In general, the Hoya Engleriana is cared for in the same way as other hoyas. They prefer soil that drains well and cannot handle being watered too frequently. They require above 50% relative humidity to flourish and are highly frost sensitive. A temperature range no lower than 75 degrees F is ideal. However, anything outside of this range can hinder plant development.


  • Bright indirect light
  • Temperatures no lower than 75 degrees F
  • Humidity levels higher than 50%
  • Well-draining loose soil
  • Less watering
  • Fertilizing during the growing season

Hoya Engleriana Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • Hoya Engleriana, like other hoyas, prefers bright indirect light. It can, however, stand some exposure to sunlight in the morning. Early morning sun, according to many plant enthusiasts, is beneficial to the health and growth of these hoyas.
  • Keep your hoya away from direct sunlight by putting it near a window.
  • Using sheer curtains to block some of the light will create indirect light, which is ideal for hoya growth.

Temperature Requirements:

  • These hoyas are sensitive to cold and should be protected from the elements. Leaves fall off even in response to draughts from inside the house.
  • Put your hoya in the kitchen or bathroom to keep it safe from the cold. The temperature and humidity level in these two rooms far exceed those of the rest of the house.
  • Heat stress can also affect the plant if the temperature stays above 75% degrees Celsius for an extended period of time, so keeping the heat down is important in the summer.

Humidity Requirements:

  • Hoyas are tropical plants that thrive in high-humidity environments. Therefore, hoyas need soil that stays consistently moist. However, Hoya Engleriana is not one of the species that can thrive in drier environments.
  • The ideal humidity range for this plant is above 50%. Although this may be challenging to achieve and keep up, there are ways to ensure that the humidity levels are always just right.
  • Humidity domes and pebble trays are ideal for starting your hoyas off right, especially the more exotic cultivars that haven't been around long enough to develop environmental tolerances.
  • Humidity can be kept up with regular misting and by clustering plants together.
  • One other option is to use a humidifier to simulate the conditions necessary for development.

Watering Requirements:

  • It is not necessary to water your Hoya every day because they do well with infrequent watering. Hoyas are prone to water stress and root rot, so you should only water your plant when the soil is completely dry.
  • Insert your index finger into the potting soil to see if it is dry. The hoya needs watering if the tip of your index finger is dry to the touch.
  • Another option is to continue giving your hoya 0.80 cups of water once every 12 days.

Soil Requirements:

  • To meet its soil needs, Hoya Engleriana should be repotted annually into a coarse, well-draining substrate.
  • Orchid potting mix, coconut coir, peat moss, sphagnum, and perlite are all good ingredients for making your own soil.
  • Pre-mixed potting soil is also available specifically for hoyas.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Despite the fact that many rare hoya cultivars develop slowly, they still require fertilisation during the growing season.
  • Foliage growth can be stimulated by applying a liquid fertiliser based on nitrogen and diluted in water.
  • In order to prolong flowering, apply a nitrogen-phosphorus composite fertiliser to your hoya if it is currently in bloom. Hoyas don't like it when you fertilise them too much, and if you do, they may start dropping leaves.


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