Hoya lobbii

Hoya Lobbii

Hoya lobbii is a hardy hoya that is native to Thailand. This plant features long, oval leaves with a prominent dark green venation pattern and minimal speckling. Through some genetic quirk, the Hoya lobbii has a wide color range when it comes to its blooms. Orange, yellow, and pink are the most common.


Blossoms are stunningly beautiful, deep orange, yellow, or pink flowers with a darker red corona and a lemon center. It's possible that each umbel could have up to 20 flowers. mild, pleasant aroma. The average vase of flowers can last for up to ten days.


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Scientific name: Hoya lobbii

Common names: Wax plant, porcelain flower, waxvine

Origin: Thailand

Flower colour: Orange, yellow, red, pink, cream

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya lobbii?

Given less watering, warm temperatures, and high humidity levels, the Hoya lobbii grows well, although a bit slowly. This plant grows to a maximum height of 2-3 feet.


  • Humidity range between 40-70%
  • Temperature range between 30 degrees-65 C
  • Well draining soil
  • Bright indirect light
  • Fertilizing during the growing season

Hoya lobbii Detail

Light Requirements:

  • Hoya lobbii, like most hoyas, prefers indirect, bright light. It can, however, stand some exposure to sunlight in the morning. Morning sunlight, according to many plant enthusiasts, is beneficial to the health and growth of these hoyas.
  • If you want to grow a hoya, you should do so in indirect light, so put it near a window where the sun doesn't directly hit it.
  • Sheer curtains can be used to block some of the light and create indirect light, which is ideal for growing hoya.

Temperature Requirements:

These hoyas are extremely susceptible to sudden changes in temperature. They react to drafts in the house by dropping leaves.

Put your hoya in the bathroom or kitchen to shield it from sudden temperature changes. When compared to the rest of the house, these two rooms are comparatively warm and humid. 

Keeping the temperature down in the summer is important to prevent heat stress on the plant, which can occur when the temperature stays above 65 degrees F for an extended period of time.

Humidity Requirements:

  • Hoyas are tropical plants that thrive in high-humidity environments. Therefore, hoyas need soil that stays consistently moist. It's true that some species of hoya can tolerate drier environments, but Hoya lobbii cannot.
  • The ideal humidity range for this plant is between 40 and 70%. Though it may be challenging to keep at a constant level, there are ways to ensure that the humidity is always just right.
  • Grow your hoyas in humidity domes and pebble trays at first, particularly the rarer cultivars, because they have yet to be around long enough to adapt to another environment.
  • Maintenance of humidity can be aided by misting plants on a regular basis and by placing them in close proximity to one another.
  • One other option is to use a humidifier to simulate the conditions necessary for development.

Watering Requirements:

  • There is no need to water your Hoya every day because it does well with infrequent watering. Because of their susceptibility to root rot when overwatered, hoyas should be watered only when the soil is completely dry.
  • Stick your index finger into the potting soil to see if it's dry. If your first fingertip is dry, your hoya needs watering.
  • Another option is to continue giving your hoya 0.80 cups of water once every 12 days.

Soil Requirements:

  • Hoya lobbii requires a coarse, well-draining substrate and should be repotted annually.
  • Orchid potting mix, coconut coir, peat moss, sphagnum, and perlite are all good ingredients for making your own soil.
  • Pre-mixed soil specifically formulated for hoyas is can also be used.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Even though many rare hoya cultivars are slow-growing, they can still benefit from an additional nutrient boost during the growing season.
  • Foliage growth can be stimulated by applying a liquid fertiliser rich in nitrogen and diluted in water.
  • Using a nitrogen-phosphorus composite fertiliser will keep your hoya flowering if it has already begun to bloom. Make sure to dilute the fertiliser, as hoyas do not tolerate excessive fertilisation and will begin to drop leaves if not.


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