Hoya verticillata 'Rime'

Hoya Verticillata 'Rime'

Hoya 'Rime' is a species of flowering plant found in the tropical regions of Asia. It is a member of the Apocynaceae family and is characterized by its glossy green foliage and white-purple flower clusters. The flowers have an intense fragrance, which has led to it being used as an ingredient in many perfumes. Its leaves are also textured and come in various shades, giving them a unique splashy appearance.


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Scientific name: Hoya verticillata 'Rime'

Common names: Waxvine. Wax plant  

Origin: Hybrid.

Flower colour: White purple

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya verticillata 'Rime'

The plant prefers moist soil and bright indirect sunlight, making it easy to grow indoors or outdoors with minimal care. With proper maintenance, it can bloom at any time of the year, producing numerous blooms that last for several weeks. As a result, it has become increasingly popular for use in gardens or as houseplants as a way to bring some color into the home or outdoor area.


  • Bright, indirect light
  • Temperature range 15-30 degrees C
  • Humidity range 50-70%
  • Water when dry
  • Well-draining coarse soil
  • Fertilizing during the growing season.

Hoya 'Rime' Care Detail

Light Requirements:

  • Hoya 'Rime' requires indirect, diffused sunlight. 
  • You should cultivate Hoya verticillata 'Rime' in bright, filtered, and indirect sunshine. When growing Hoya 'Rime' indoors, you should situate the plant about three feet from either the east or west windows.
  • Adequate light ensures that your Hoya 'Rime' will put out flowers during the growing season/
  • If you wish to grow Hoya verticillata 'Rime' under LED lights in the winter, give the plant at least 10 to 12 hours of exposure per day.

Temperature Requirements:

  • The temperature requirements for Hoya 'Rime' is an essential factor to consider when considering this plant. It is important to maintain temperatures between 15-30°C, as temperatures below 15°C can cause the plant to become dormant and may even lead to death. 
  • On the other hand, temperatures above 30°C can cause leaf burn and the plant will not be able to absorb nutrients properly.
  • If possible, install a thermometer in close proximity to ensure that temperature fluctuations are monitored closely and controlled effectively.

Humidity Requirements:

  • When caring for Hoya verticillata ‘Rime’, it is important to keep relative humidity levels between 50-70%. 
  • Relative humidity levels indicate how much moisture there is in the air. For instance, a relative humidity level of 70% means that there are 70% as many water molecules in the air as possible at a given temperature.
  •  When relative humidity gets too low, moisture from leaves evaporates quickly, causing them to become dry and brittle. On the other hand, when relative humidity gets too high, the conditions become too damp which can lead to rot or disease problems such as fungal infections or bacterial diseases.
  • In order to maintain proper relative humidity levels for Hoya verticillata ‘Rime’ growth and health, it may be beneficial to use a hygrometer or humidifier depending on your home environment. A hygrometer measures the amount of moisture in the air while a humidifier adds additional moisture into the air if necessary. 
  • Additionally, misting can be done once or twice per week with tap water at room temperature. If you have multiple plants grouped together they will help each other by creating a microclimate with higher humidity levels than what is available outside of their immediate area.

Watering Requirements:

  • Hoya verticillata 'Rime' needs regular watering, but not too much. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy. 
  • During the growing season, water when the topsoil starts to feel dry. In the winter, watering can be reduced as the plant goes into dormancy and requires less water.
  • It is also important to note that overwatering can cause root rot or fungal diseases in this plant due to its tropical climate origin. 
  • To avoid this issue, ensure that you are using well-draining potting mix and check regularly for signs of excessive moisture such as yellowing leaves or wilting stems before watering again. If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure to adjust your watering schedule accordingly and take measures to improve drainage if needed.

Soil Requirements:

  • The following criteria should be taken into consideration when selecting a suitable soil mixture:
  • The soil should provide adequate drainage.
  • The pH level should range between 5-7.5.
  • The soil should contain a mix of organic matter such as peat moss or compost.
  • Creating the right type of environment for your Hoya 'Rime' is critical to ensure that the plant remains healthy and blooms with splashy leaves year-round. 
  • When choosing a potting soil, it is important to select one that contains an adequate amount of perlite or vermiculite, which will help keep the roots aerated while still providing enough moisture to prevent dehydration.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • The Hoya verticillata 'Rime' requires careful attention to its fertilizing requirements. This species of hoya is characterized by its colorful, variegated leaves, and as such requires a fertilizer with sufficient nutrients to support the vibrant foliage. It is important to understand the needs of this particular species in order to ensure it receives proper care and nutrition.
  • When caring for the Hoya 'Rime', there are several things to keep in mind:
  • Fertilize only during periods of active growth, typically spring and summer;
  • Use a balanced water-soluble fertilizer;
  • Dilute the fertilizer according to the product instructions; and
  • Avoid over-fertilization, which can cause leaf burn or other damage.


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