How to Grow and Care for Hoya Kentiana

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An evergreen tropical vine from Southeast Asia, Hoya kentiana has long, pointed leaves and fragrant reddish-purple blossoms. It's grown indoors in temperate climes like other hoyas. Very few houseplants are Hoya kentiana.  

Hoya kentiana thrives in bright, indirect light. Position yourself several feet from a south- or west-facing window. A sheer drape can screen the light and keep the plant closer to the window. Sunlight can be harmful to plants.  

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Hoya kentiana prefers rich, well-drained soil. Premade succulent soil mix and African violet potting mix provide good drainage, aeration, and moisture retention, thus some gardeners choose these.   

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Hoya kentiana needs regular watering, but the soil should dry out between waterings. Instead of watering regularly, insert your finger in the soil every week to monitor soil moisture.   

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Like its tropical homeland, Hoya kentiana thrives in warm, humid circumstances. Place the plant between 65 and 80 degrees. Most hoyas need 50 percent humidity, but others need 60 to 70 percent.   

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Temperature and Humidity

In spring and summer, feed your Hoya kentiana a balanced houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength every four to six weeks. Stop fertilizing in fall, restart in spring.  

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