This valentine my girlfriend bought me a Hoya Kerrii exactly the same as the one in the picture.
I was thinking about replanting it and had some questions about it and about later care.
Does regular potting soil in combination with perlite work for this plant?
What ratio does your fertilizer have?
And also, the ‘leaf’ is now somewhat squeezed between some sort of branch. I do not know whether this is the way it’s supposed to be or if it was done by manually. So I wanted to know what to do about this.
Thanks for your message.
Hoya kerrii can be a huge, beautiful plant. Unfortunately, it won’t actually grow from a leaf cutting unless there is some stem tissue attached to the leaf stalk. If there isn’t any stem tissue your leaf will exist as it is indefinitely, but won’t grow into the huge beast it is in nature.
As for re-potting, Hoyas like cramped roots so don’t worry about a large pot. Good multipurpose compost with perlite will be great – it will provide the drainage Hoyas love.
I use a general feed diluted to a quarter of the manufacturer’s guidelines. I only feed during the warmer months when they are actively growing.
Let the compost nearly dry out between waterings, and make sure it never becomes waterlogged – they hate wet feet!
To check if there is any stem tissue attached, inspect it when you transplant it to the new compost, and send me a photo if you’re not sure.
I hope this helps – let me know if you have more questions – I’m here to help.
Molly’s Tropical Plants