Sweetheart plant

Hoya hearts; Hoya kerii; Lucky heart; Wax heart; Lucky heart

Why we love Val

Her leaves look like little hearts and she demands very little attention. A perfect gift for a loved one, or to yourself.

Bright light
Easy care
The patch promise

A good way to check whether it’s time for water is to look at her surface. If it’s wrinkled, she’s thirsty.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Hoya kerii


Hoya hearts; Sweetheart plant; Wax heart; Lucky heart

Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)


Pet/baby safe


Nursery pot size


About Hoya hearts

If you saw this plant in the wild you probably wouldn’t recognise it. It’s actually a climbing plant, with lots of those heart-shaped leaves strung along its vines. It’s commonly found in countries in South-East Asia, where it can grow up to four metres tall.

In the wild, it blooms with small red and pink waxy flowers. It’s an extremely slow-growing plant and the full climber is very rarely sold in the UK. Instead, its cute, heart-shaped leaves are potted and sold individually. The leaf can grow into a full plant but is best enjoyed a small plant in its own right. Her heart-shape and minimal care needs, she’s an excellent choice for a Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift.

Did you know?

The first Hoya hearts specimen was brought to the UK in 1911 and grown in Kew Gardens, just down the road from Patch HQ.

Need a pot? Fits great in: