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A picture of a Sweetheart Plant

Sweetheart Plant

Hoya kerrii

Also known as

Valentine Hoya, Wax Hearts, Wax Plant

Small Hoya kerrii D1308 by Tangopaso (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


More images

Hoya kerrii with stems
Valentine Hoya (Hoya kerrii)
A photo of Sweetheart Plant
Small Hoya kerrii D1306
Small Hoya kerrii D1104


Hoya kerri is an evergreen climbing species with characteristic heart-shaped leaves. Also called sweetheart plant or Valentine hoya after its leaf shape, this plant is frequently found in shops around Valentines day. Capable of growing over 4m tall, this species produces waxy, star-shaped red and white blooms arranged in spherical inflorescences.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves