Hoya Manipurensis

Hoya Manipurensis

Hoya manipurensis is a species of evergreen, climbing vines that originates from Southeast Asia and India. It has large, waxy, heart-shaped leaves, making it a popular houseplant choice. The leaves are light green, semi-glossy, and longitudinally veined. It produces clusters of star-shaped flowers that generally range in color from white to pinkish or purple.


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Scientific name: Hoya Manipurensis

Common names: Manipur Hoya

Origin: Southeast Asia and India.

Flower colour: Pale pink with deep pink centers

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya Manipurensis?

When caring for Hoya manipurensis it should be placed in a spot with indirect sunlight or fluorescent lighting. Watering should not be excessive as the plant does not tolerate wet roots; rather, allow the soil to dry between waterings. During the active growing period, fertilize monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half. Repot when necessary as these plants prefer being somewhat root bound and appreciate having their roots pruned back on occasion.


  • Bright, indirect light
  • Temperature range 60-85 degrees F
  • Humidity range 40-60%
  • Water when dry
  • Well-draining coarse soil
  • Fertilizing during the growing season.

Hoya Manipurensis Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • Hoya manipurensis, a unique and beautiful species of hoya, requires specific light to thrive. It needs bright indirect light, but should not be exposed to direct sunlight. 
  • The ideal location for this plant is near an east-facing window. If placed too far away from the window, it will become leggy and its flowers will be fewer and smaller in size. If grown indoors, Hoya manipurensis should have access to fluorescent lighting or LED lighting for at least 8 hours a day.
  • TIP: Place your Hoya manipurensis near an east-facing window where it can get bright indirect light throughout the day without being exposed to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

Temperature Requirements:

  • Temperature requirements for Hoya Manipurensis are fairly flexible. It is best to keep the temperature of the air around it between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, with a slight drop at night to around 60 to 65 Fahrenheit. 
  • This can be achieved through careful placement of the plant in a bright spot away from direct sunlight, and by using a fan or other cooling device as needed. A south facing window may also provide enough light for the plant, but if not, supplemental lighting should be used.
  • It's important to note that although Hoya Manipurensis prefers warm temperatures, it is sensitive to extreme heat and humidity and will not thrive if temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Additionally, sudden drops in temperature may cause damage or even death for the plant. To ensure optimal growth, place Hoya Manipurensis away from drafts or vents where temperatures could fluctuate drastically. With proper care and attention to its temperature requirements, this beautiful flowering vine can thrive indoors or out.

Humidity Requirements:

  • When caring for hoya manipurensis, humidity requirements should be taken into consideration. This plant is native to the humid tropical and subtropical regions of India, Myanmar, and Thailand where it enjoys at least 65-85% relative humidity. 
  • The ideal way to maintain this level of humidity is by misting the leaves daily with distilled water or tap water that has been left out overnight. Alternatively, placing a humidifier near the pot will also be beneficial.
  • It is important not to overwater the hoya manipurensis as this can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases due to the high humidity levels. In order to avoid this, wait until the top inch of soil has dried before watering again.

Watering Requirements:

  • It is recommended to water the plant once a week, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. 
  • If the leaves start to droop, this can be an indication that more frequent watering may be needed. 
  • Hoya manipurensis prefers distilled or filtered water as it can be quite sensitive to chemicals like chlorine and fluoride in tap water. The pH should be adjusted to 6 for optimal growth.
  • Hoya manipurensis is known for its ability to survive through periods of drought which makes it an ideal choice for those who don’t have time to keep up with frequent watering schedules. 
  • However, even though they are relatively hardy they will benefit from being watered regularly during times of growth and blooming. To determine when watering is needed, check the top inch of soil and if it feels dry then it's time for another drink! Keep in mind that over-watering can cause root rot so make sure there is adequate drainage as well.

Soil Requirements:

  • The soil should be a well-drained mix composed of two parts peat moss, one part perlite or sand, and one part compost. 
  • This will ensure the roots have access to air and water. Additionally, it is recommended that the soil pH be slightly acidic between 6.0-6.5. If the soil becomes too soggy or overly dry, this could lead to root rot and other diseases in the plant.
  • In order to maintain optimal moisture levels in the soil, adding a layer of mulch can help trap some of the moisture while also allowing excess water to drain away from the plant’s roots.
  •  It is important to monitor the top inch of soil regularly to check if it needs watering or not; if in doubt, do not water as overwatering can be as damaging as underwatering in this instance. With these tips in mind, you can provide your hoya manipurensis with the best care so it can thrive for many years to come!

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • Fertilizing requirements for Hoya Manipurensis is essential to its health and growth. A balanced fertilizer should be used every other week during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, fertilization should be suspended because the plant is in its dormant stage of growth.
  • When fertilizing Hoya Manipurensis it is important to dilute the fertilizer to half strength or less. This will reduce the risk of burning the foliage or roots of the plant due to over-fertilization. It is also important to water the plant before and after fertilizing and only apply fertilizer when the soil is moist.
  • To care for Hoya Manipurensis properly and ensure optimal fertilizing requirements are met, there are several steps that must be taken:
  • Fertilize regularly: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every other week during spring, summer, and fall months.
  • Dilute fertilizer: Dilute all fertilizers to half strength or less in order to reduce risk of burning foliage or roots from over-fertilization.
  • Water before and after: Make sure to water your Hoya Manipurensis before and after applying any fertilizer.

Fertilize when soil is moist: Only apply fertilizer when soil is moist to prevent root burn from dry fertilizer salts being absorbed into roots too quickly.


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