Are you considering adding a Hoyas Burtoniae to your garden? This beautiful, unusual plant can be a great addition to any garden, but proper care is necessary for optimal growth.

In this post, we’ll provide tips on how to grow and care for Hoyas Burtoniae, as well as information on common problems that can occur. Read on to learn more!

What is Hoya Burtoniae?

The Hoya burtoniae is a native plant to the Philippines. It is a vining plant that has evergreen leaves that are shaped like almonds and have a velvety texture.

This plant is sometimes referred to by its abbreviated name, Hoya Sp Aff Burtoniae, which stands for Hoya Species Affinity Burtoniae.

The Hoya burtoniae has blooms that are a dark pink color and occasionally have a reddish tint, but the centers of the blossoms are always yellow.

Hoya Burtoniae Care & Growth Guide


Hoyas Burtoniae likes bright light that isn’t direct.

If the plant’s leaves start to turn yellow, it’s getting too much direct sunlight. On the other hand, if the plant’s leaves are dark green or look dull, it means that it is not getting enough light.


The average room temperature for Hoyas Burtoniae should be 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

They can handle temperatures that are a little higher or lower, but big changes should be avoided. If it gets below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the plants might go to sleep.


When the top inch of soil on a Hoya Burtoniae feels dry to the touch, it needs water. Root rot can happen if you water a plant too much, so make sure the pot has good drainage.

These plants like it when it’s humid, so misting them often can help. Putting the pot on a pebble tray or humidifier is also a good idea.


Your plant’s soil should be completely dry before you water it again. Do not let it dry out completely, as this can stunt the plant’s development and alter its appearance.

You can tell if your plant needs water by looking at its leaves. Signs of shriveling and wrinkling are an indication that your plant needs water. If you see that your Hoya burtoniae is drooping, you should treat it the same way.


The good news is that if you water a Hoya burtoniae after it has gone without water for a while, it will quickly recover to its previous healthy state.

Be careful not to overwater this plant, as it can die if it gets too much moisture.

The plant’s epiphytic nature means that its roots benefit from being exposed to air frequently. Root rot can develop on the plant if it is submerged in water for too long.


During the growing season, a balanced fertilizer should be used to feed Hoyas Burtoniae every two weeks. Once the plant has gone to sleep, you should only fertilize it once a month.


Hoyas Burtoniae doesn’t need to be pruned, but it can be helpful if you want to control the size or shape of the plant. If you want to prune the plant, it’s best to do so after it has flowered.


If you’re going to grow Hoya burtoniae in a container, choose potting soil that drains well. This is potting soil that will drain well, preventing your plant from drowning.

Keep in mind that the potting soil shouldn’t drain too quickly or your plant might not get enough water after being watered.


Hoya Burtoniae enjoys humidity, so it’s a good idea to mist the plant often. You can also put the pot on a pebble tray or use a humidifier to increase the humidity around the plant.


When your plant outgrows its container, it’s time to re-pot it. Repotting Hoyas Burtoniae is best done in the spring, but it can be done year-round.

When it’s time to repot your Hoya Burtoniae, pick a container that’s just a tad bigger than the one it’s now in. Choose potting soil with good drainage.

Take care to keep the root ball moist in the days leading up to repotting. To re-pot your plant, carefully take it out of its current container.

Fill up any holes with potting soil and plant it in the new pot. Make sure the plant gets plenty of water and is kept in indirect sunlight.

How to Propagate Hoya Burtoniae Plan?

Hoyas Burtoniae can be propagated by rooting stem cuttings in water or potting soil.

You need a healthy 5-inch stem with at least three leaves. Remove lower leaves to expose lower nodes. From these nodes, roots will grow.

If you’re propagating with water, cover the nodes.

Underwater leaves decay. Warm, humid, indirect light should be provided to the plant’s container. A week later, tiny white roots should sprout.

Root density and length should increase after four weeks. Once the cuttings reach 2 inches, repot them in well-draining soil. If you don’t want to transfer stem cuttings from water to soil, start with potting mix.

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Common Issues for Hoya Burtoniae

Thin or wrinkling leaves

Thin or wrinkling leaves are also a sign of dehydration. If you see these symptoms, water your plant immediately and make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent root rot.

Brown or black leaves are a sign of too much sun exposure. Move your plant to a shadier spot and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight.


Mealybugs, spider mites, and scale are all pests that can infest Hoya Burtoniae.

Small, white bugs known as mealybugs feed on nectar from plants. One way to manage them is to use an alcohol-soaked cotton swab to remove them.

The undersides of leaves are home to small spiders called spider mites. Spraying the plant with water or applying a natural insecticide will help get rid of them.

Tiny brown insects are known as scale feed on plant sap. Using water as a spray or a natural insecticide can help get rid of them from a plant.


Fungal diseases including powdery mildew and leaf spot are common on Hoya Burtoniae.

Symptomatic of a fungal infection, powdery mildew appears as a white powder on plant leaves and stems. By applying a fungicide spray to the plant, it can be prevented.

A brown or black patch on a plant’s leaves is called a leaf spot. Spraying the plant with a fungicide will help prevent the disease.

Vines dying back

If the vines of your Hoya Burtoniae are dying back, it’s a sign that the plant is not getting enough water. Make sure you’re watering the plant regularly and that the pot has drainage holes to prevent root rot.

Hoya Burtoniae care can seem daunting at first, but with a little patience and effort, you’ll have a healthy and beautiful plant.


The red clustered blossoms of the Hoya burtoniae produce an enticing aroma that brings any indoor space to life.

Additionally, the lengthened leaf braid improves the visual appeal of the swinging inside. However, Hoya burtoniae necessitates particular tending for optimal development.

If you’ve read this whole essay, though, I think you have a good idea of how to care for your Hoya burtoniaes. Have fun in your garden!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hoya Burtoniae rare?

Hoya Burtoniae is not particularly rare, but it is not as common as some other species of hoya. It can be found for sale at nurseries and online retailers that specialize in rare or unusual plants.

Is Hoya Bilobata the same as Burtoniae?

The blooms of the Hoya Bilobata will be pink with a darker pink and slightly yellow center, those of the Hoya Sp. Aff. Burtoniae will be a dark pink to reddish color with a yellow center. If neither of these plants is in flower, you can tell them apart by looking for pubescence on the leaves.

Does Hoya like the sun or shade?

Hoya does best in indirect light but can tolerate some direct sun. If the leaves start to yellow or brown, it is getting too much sun and should be moved to a shadier spot.

How do you care for a Hoya burtoniae?

Hoya burtoniae, also known as the hoya wax plant, prefers bright, indirect light, well-draining soil, and regular watering. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Prune as needed to control growth and shape the plant. Provide humidity by misting the leaves or placing a tray of water near the plant.

Is Hoya burtoniae fast growing?

Hoya burtoniae is considered a slow-growing plant, it may take a while to see significant growth.

What does Hoya Burtoniae smell like?

Hoya burtoniae is also known as the Hoya Wax Plant and it is known for its beautiful, star-shaped flowers that emit a sweet, fruity fragrance.

The scent is particularly strong at night, which makes it a great plant for a bedroom or other space where you spend a lot of time in the evening.

How do you keep a Hoya blooming?

To keep a Hoya blooming, make sure it has bright, indirect light, well-draining soil and regular watering. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

Prune as needed to control growth and shape the plant. Provide humidity by misting the leaves or placing a tray of water near the plant.

Keep the room temperature between 60-80F and avoid drafty areas. It is a good idea to fertilize regularly during growing season.

What Hoya has the prettiest flowers?

Hoya kerrii, also known as the “Sweetheart Hoya” or “Valentine Hoya,” is known for its large, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small, fragrant, pink-tinged flowers.

Hoya carnosa, also known as the “Wax Plant” or “Hindu Rope Plant” is known for its clusters of star-shaped, waxy flowers in various colors, such as pink, red, and yellow. Both are considered to have beautiful flowers, but the specific preference can vary.