- Botanical Name: Hoya Hindu Rope
- Common Name(s): Hindu Rope, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant, Krinkle Curl
- Description: Unique Hindu rope plants, Hoya carnosa compacta, are draping succulent vines that produce clusters of star-shaped waxy flowers. The thick, twisted, curly, cupped leaves of a Hindu rope plant are why it’s often called Krinkle Kurl. Hindu rope plants can be found in solid green or with variegated leaves. This type of hoya plant is very easy to care for as long as you have plenty of light and are careful with your water.
- Care: Hoya 'Rope Plant' needs a lot of bright indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct morning sun, but the afternoon scorching sun might burn its leaves. If grown indoors, put it near a bright, sunny window where it can enjoy some hours of the morning sun and some shade in the afternoon.
This plant is slightly drought-tolerant and does not need frequent watering. Check the soil weekly and water only when the soil is almost dry. Soggy wet soil can cause root rot. Reduce watering in the winter. Ensure a medium humidity level (around 50-60%) using misting, pebble trays, and humidifiers.
Hoya 'Rope Plant' prefers well-drained, porous potting soil.
Hoya thrives in temperatures of 60°F-80°F. It is vital to ensure the room temperature does not fall below 50°F.
Hoya should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer)with diluted houseplant fertilizer once a month.
Hoya 'Rope Plant' is generally non-toxic, but it is still recommended that you keep this plant out of reach of pets and children as their trailing vines are fragile.