Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy'

Hoya Verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy'

The Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' is a cultivar of hoya, also known as the Hoya Xiaojie 003. This plant is known for its foliage and its little white flowers. The leaves of the Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' are semi-succulent and oval-shaped. When stressed by the sun, they develop an attractive reddish-green color that is marked by a silvery variegation pattern. Under normal conditions, this hoya has silvery green colored leaves.


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Scientific name: Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy'

Common names: Wax plant, porcelain flower, waxvine

Origin: N/A

Flower colour: White

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy'

The Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' is an easy-care plant that does best in partial shade with average watering. It thrives in consistently moist conditions and appreciates daily waterings. This plant is extremely resilient, thriving in a variety of soil types as long as there is good drainage.


  • Indirect sunlight
  • Temperature range 15-30 degrees C
  • Humidity above 60%
  • Well-draining coarse substrate
  • Water when dry
  • Fertilize during the growing season.

Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' Detail

Light Requirements:

  • It is important to provide your Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' plant with plenty of indirect sunlight to ensure its optimal growth. The plant does best when placed in a southwest-facing window or just inside a balcony door if kept inside.
  • To develop the sun-stressed coloration, you should give your hoya 2 hours of direct sunlight, either in the morning or afternoon. However, prolonged exposure can cause your plant to burn.  
  • It is possible to cultivate Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' in a greenhouse or other indoor setting using artificial lighting.

Temperature Requirements:

  • This unusual houseplant thrives in temperatures between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Daytime highs for a Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' plant should range from 20 to 29 degrees Celsius.
  • At 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), frostbite can occur. If the temperature in your home drops below 65 degrees, warm up your hoya by placing it on a heating pad.
  • Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' is relatively unaffected by temperature swings. However place it near a window, but make sure it won't be subjected to any chilly draughts.

Humidity Levels:

  • Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' are most comfortable in moderate to high humidity, specifically above the ranges of 60% 
  • One way to keep the humidity where you want it is to use a humidifier. Instead, you can keep your Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' in a glass container with a humidifier to ensure that the air is always moist. The plant can take in additional moisture if you take to misting the air around it.
  • It's important to manage humidity levels, as a plant that's too wet will be more prone to disease and pests.

Watering Requirements:

  • You should water your Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' plant regularly, but not every day.
  • Your plant's roots could rot if you use a potting mixture that retains too much water, like an overly peaty one. Take your cues for how often to water from the plant's soil. Water it when it looks dry, but stop when it seems to have enough moisture.
  • At least once every other day, you need to take a look at how much water is in the soil. If the top third or half looks dry, you need to add water. The water needs of the Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' depend heavily on climate and latitude.
  • As the sun comes out, you should water your plants more frequently. If your Hoya Silver Lady is in a sunny location, it will need watering once a week to twice a week.

Soil Requirements:

  • The Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' plant does best in coarse, well-drained soil when grown in containers. If the soil is too wet, the roots may rot, and if it is too dry, the plant may quickly die. A pH between 6.0 and 7.0 is ideal for this wax plant (slightly acidic to neutral).
  • This perennial beauty thrives in either coconut chips or a peat soil mixture. It is recommended to combine equal parts of peat, perlite, and orchid potting soil to create a potting mixture (fir bark, charcoal, and perlite).
  • Another option is to mix fine-grained bark into the soilless medium in a ratio of 2:1. If you want to use a pot, make sure it has drainage holes. Get rid of any obstacles you find to improve ventilation and drainage.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • You will need to fertilize your hoya once a month during the growing season. 
  • Liquid fertiliser, ideally with a ratio of 2:1:2 or 3:1:2, is an ideal option. A slow-release fertiliser is another option. The fertiliser will be more effective if applied to damp soil.
  • Your Hoya verticillata 'Silver Lady Dy' plant could suffer chemical burn if you overfeed it.


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