Hoya Aldrichii Care InfographicHoya aldrichii is such a well-known and beloved hoya house plant. Everything about this plant, from its round flower clusters to its thick, oval leaves, screams sophistication.

Some special tricks and tips will help you grow this plant to its maximum potential. Find out what those secret tips are in this complete guide.

What Is Hoya Aldrichii?

Hoya aldrichii is one of the easiest to grow hoya varieties. It is a fast-growing climbing plant with thick, oval, and pointed leaves. Like all hoyas, it produces flowers arranged in cute ball-like clusters. This plant is also called the Christmas Island Waxvine.

Hoya Aldrichii Care

Your aldrichii houseplant needs only partial light to grow. To know all about this beautiful plant’s requirements, propagation, and even problems, keep reading as we have written them all for you below.

– Light Requirements

A hoya plant needs only indirect or partial light to grow. Direct light falling on it, especially in hot weather, will cause damaged leaves from sunburn. This makes it a plant that grows better indoors than outdoors. Please place it in a room, washroom, or kitchen with a bright window.

A southern-facing window receives quite harsh brown light. Even with curtains, the light from this window can be pretty detrimental. Place it at a distance of three feet from this window. This window lightens up the room adequately enough that the plant can be kept anywhere in it.

The eastern or western-facing windows only receive direct light for a few hours daily. During those hours, you can easily cover them up using curtains. In the wintertime, the plant will tolerate brighter light a little bit better. Even within a windowless room, you can install a couple of artificial grow lights to keep your Hoya growing.

– Water Requirements

Aldrichii, like all Hoyas, like their soil to be kept moist without being overwatered. During hotter days, you will have to water it almost once or twice weekly because the soil dries faster. For beginners, we recommend always checking the dry topsoil before each watering. You can do this by putting your finger or a skewer into the first two inches. 

Instead of tap water, distilled water will be more useful for the plant. If used at all, tap water should be filtered and allowed to stay exposed overnight to get rid of the chlorine in it. 

Direct the distilled water towards the soil while sparring the rest of the plant. Keep on watering until the whole soil is soaked and the water begins to flow out of the underside drainage hole. Give 10 to 15 minutes for the extra water to drain into a collection tray. Then remove this tray from under the pot. Leaving it under the pot any longer will only cause overwatering in the roots. 

To know if your Hoya needs water, you should check the top two inches of the soil. If they are dry, then the soil needs water. Most of our gardeners stick their f