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.