Hoya Malaysian

Hoya Malaysian

Hoya Malaysian is an herbaceous perennial with a unique blooming habit. It is native to Malaysia and thrives in tropical climates. The long, slender leaves are light green in color and have a velvety texture. The blooms of Hoya Malaysian are small, star-shaped clusters of creamy white flowers that appear in spring and summer months. These flowers have a sweet fragrance and attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees.

Hoya Malaysian is an ideal plant for gardeners looking to add a burst of color to their landscape. With its easy care requirements, it can be grown both indoors and outdoors with minimal effort. This hardy plant requires little maintenance apart from adequate watering and occasional pruning to keep it looking tidy. Plus, its low-lying nature makes it perfect for filling empty spaces between other plants or hiding unsightly areas of your garden.


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Scientific name: Hoya "Swiffers Tail" RHM 022

Common names: Hoya "Swiffers Tail" 

Origin: Hybrid.

Flower colour: Pale pink with deep pink centers

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type: Flowering vine

How to take care of

Hoya Malaysian?

Hoya Malaysian is finicky when first planted or repotted. Humidity domes, pebble trays, and warm lights help plant collectors grow it. These hoyas grow well in bright indirect light at 40-60% humidity.


  • Bright indirect light
  • Temperature range 65-75 degrees 
  • Semi-arid conditions
  • Well-draining soil
  • Humidity range 60-80%
  • Fertilizing during the growing season

Hoya Malaysian Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • When growing indoors, it is important to note that the amount of light that the Hoya malaysian receives will affect its growth rate. If the amount of light is inadequate, the plant may become leggy or produce fewer flowers. 
  • It is also important to remember that too much direct sunlight can cause burning and damage to the leaves of the plant. 
  • In order for a Hoya malaysian to reach its full potential, it should receive a medium-light setting such as an east-facing window or a south-facing window with an attached curtain or shade cloth. If this is not possible, artificial lighting can be used as long as it provides enough intensity and duration during daylight hours.

Temperature Requirements:

  • When it comes to temperature, the ideal range for the hoya malaysian is between 65°F and 75°F (18°C – 24°C). This tropical plant prefers slightly warmer temperatures and can also tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F (10°C). 
  • However, if it gets colder than 50°F (10°C), then it is likely to suffer from cold damage or death. Additionally, if the temperature rises above 75°F (24°C) for an extended period of time, the plant may start showing signs of stress such as wilting leaves or flowers.
  • In order to provide your hoya malaysian with the best environment, keep the room temperature comfortable but not too hot or too cold.
  •  Also, make sure to place it in a spot away from drafts or windows where cold air can come in.

Humidity Requirements:

  • To provide the best environment for your hoya malaysian, you should aim for a humidity range between 60-80%.
  • It is also beneficial to provide additional humidity by misting the leaves or placing the pot on a pebble tray filled with water. This will help keep the air around your plant moist and promote healthy growth.
  •  Additionally, if you find that your hoya malaysian’s leaves become dry or start wilting, it may be an indication that the air around them is too dry and needs more moisture.
  • Invest in a humidifier if you have trouble maintaining humidity levels.

Watering Requirements:

  • Hoya Malaysian is a tropical species that thrives in consistently moist soil. It should be watered regularly but not over-watered, as this can cause root rot and other issues with the health of the plant. 
  • The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly before re-watering, about once a week depending on the needs of the individual plant (as determined by its size and location).
  •  To ensure adequate moisture levels, using distilled or rainwater rather than tap water is recommended. Additionally, misting the leaves may be beneficial for providing extra moisture, especially in drier climates where humidity levels are low.
  • When watering Hoya Malaysian, it is best to apply enough water so that it runs through the potting mix and drains from the bottom. This helps to flush out any salt build up in the soil due to mineral deposits from tap water.
  • Furthermore, allowing excess water to drain away can help prevent root rot which can occur when plants are kept too wet for an extended period of time. For best results with Hoya Malaysian, it is recommended to find a balance between keeping it adequately moist while avoiding overwatering or underwatering.

Soil Requirements:

  • The ideal soil for Hoya Malaysian should have good drainage and aeration. 
  • A mix of potting soil and perlite or vermiculite works well as the plant does not need much organic matter to thrive. 
  • Highly acidic soils should be avoided as it may cause damage to the roots over time. The pH level should be slightly acidic between 5-6.5 for optimal growth. 
  • Soil moisture must also be monitored regularly - too wet or too dry can lead to root rot or other problems with the plant's health.
  • To ensure your Hoya Malaysian stays healthy, it is best to inspect the soil weekly and adjust watering accordingly by checking if it feels dry before adding more water. Additionally, mixing in some slow-release fertilizer every two weeks will give your plant an extra boost of nutrients to keep them growing strong and healthy!

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • An important factor to consider when fertilizing a Hoya Malaysian is the type of fertilizer used. Generally, a balanced fertilizer with macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium should be applied in order to keep the plant healthy. 
  • Additionally, trace elements such as magnesium and calcium may also be required in order to prevent any nutrient deficiencies which can lead to stunted growth or discoloration of leaves. It is important that these nutrients are available in sufficient quantities so that they can be easily absorbed by the roots of the plant.
  • Another important factor to consider when fertilizing a Hoya Malaysian is the frequency of application. Although it is necessary to provide adequate nutrition throughout the growing season, over-fertilization can cause harm and should be avoided.
  •  The best time for fertilizer application is during the spring months when new growth begins; however, if growth slows during other parts of the year then an additional application may be necessary. Additionally, it is recommended that a weak solution of fertilizer be used every two weeks rather than applying a strong solution all at once.


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