Hoya Compacta

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Basic Info

The Hoya Compacta is a trailing succulent that produces beautiful green leaves that are slightly lighter undearneath. The plant is ideal for growers that like plants that spread out. During the summer you can expect white flowers. This plant is ideal for most type of growers.

Scientific Classification

Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Acsclepiadoideae
Tribe: Marsdenieae
Genus: Hoya

Hoya Compacta, also known as the Hindu Rope plant, is a popular succulent that is known for its unique appearance and ease of care. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider owning a Hoya Compacta succulent:

1) Unique Appearance: The Hoya Compacta has a distinctive appearance with its twisted, rope-like leaves that are often compared to the texture of wax.

This succulent is a conversation starter and can add a unique touch to any room or garden.

2) Low Maintenance: Hoya Compacta is relatively easy to care for and doesn’t require a lot of attention. It prefers bright, indirect light and only needs to be watered when the soil is completely dry.

This makes it an ideal plant for beginners or for those who may not have a lot of time to devote to plant care.

3) Air Purifying Qualities: Like many other succulents, the Hoya Compacta has air-purifying qualities and can help to improve the air quality in your home or office.

4) Propagation: Hoya Compacta is also easy to propagate, which means you can easily grow more plants from the one you already own. This can make it a fun and rewarding plant to care for.

Care and Propagation Information


Hoya Compacta can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your succulent plant healthy.

It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Hoya Compacta

This succulent type is a unique one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy white flowers.

It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Where to Plant


Hoya Compacta succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 10b-11b which is around +1.7 °C (35°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant your succulent in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Hoya Compacta


The succulent can be propagated by cuttings and leaves. This succulent type does not require repotting often.

Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Hoya Compacta By Leaves

When propagating the with leaves. You should get a leave carefully from the mother plant. It should be a healthy leave that has no part left on the stem.

In this way, the propagation will work. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant.

Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out. If you need more information on How To Propagate Succulents From Leaves, Cuttings or Offsets be sure to have a look at our guide.

How to Propagate Hoya Compacta From Cuttings

When propagating the succulent from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous.

Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

Hoya Compacta is believed to be a cultivar.

Hoya Compacta hanging from a basket

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Hoya Compacta resting on the table

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Hoya Compacta with white background

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