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Hoya Compacta (Hindu Rope)

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The unique cluster of tough, waxy leaves is the Hoya Carnosa Compacta, better known as the "Hindu Rope". This unique Hoya sports delicate, porcelain-like clusters of flowers in a star shaped pattern, that hug the rope tightly.

This plant is an epiphytic evergreen semi-succulent vine that originated from East Asia and Australia. It is a very versatile plant that grows slowly. With minimal attention, you can enjoy the magnificent lush green foliage for several years.


Light: Bright, indirect light is best for the optimal growth of the Hoya Carnosa Compacta plant. Choose an indoor position near a window that will provide plenty of indirect bright sunlight. The plant cannot tolerate direct sunlight combined with high heat, as it will scorch the flowers and leaves.

Water: The Hoya Compacta is semi-succulent, so it can survive with minimal watering. You should maintain slight moisture in the potting soil, but thee plant can tolerate short dry periods because the semi-succulent vines are good at storing moisture. So even if you forget to water the plant once or twice, it still has some moisture stored to survive.

Temperature/Humidity: Can thrive in both more humid and more dry environments, adjust potting medium as necessary. Indoor houseplant.

All Hoyas need to be potted in planters with drainage. These plants are very sensitive to too much water, so be sure to use a well draining soil with plenty of pumice and/or perlite. We suggest 1/3 peat, 1/3 perlite, and 1/3 orchid mix(bark, perlite, or charcoal). Good drainage and aeration are key! Hoyas don't mind being rootbound, it's said keeping your Hoya rootbound will accelerate blooming!

Care Tips: Prone to spider mites and mealy bugs dependent on environment and exposure. Never cut the long tendrils! Leaves and flower clusters develop from these.