Hoya lacunosa 'Mint'

A Beginner's Guide to Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

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Family: Apocynaceae 
Common Name: ‘Mint’
Botanical Name: Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’

Have you been looking for a plant that is not just easy to take care of, but visually pleasing as well? Well, we would like to introduce you to the Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’. Not to mention, this plant carries a sweet scent! What could be better? Provide your ‘Mint’ with bright, indirect sunlight and do not expose this plant to direct and intense sunlight as it can scorch the leaves of your plant!


Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Do not let this plant in the direct sunlight as it can burn its leaves. We suggest placing your ‘Mint’ by a window that faces south or west. However, make sure it’s a few feet away from the window or use sheer curtains to minimize how much light your plant receives! If you are growing your plant indoors and there is no natural light available, you can use artificial grow lights. Be sure to rotate the plant periodically to ensure even growth and prevent the plant from leaning too close to the source of light.


Water your Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ every 1 to 2 weeks during the spring and summer. In the fall and winter months, you can reduce how often you are watering this plant. During this time, you can water it every 2 to 4 weeks.


Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ prefer a well-draining potting mix that lets extra water to flow out away from the roots. The mix can include a combination of peat moss, perlite, orchid bark, and pumice. Aim for a pH level range of 6.0 to 7.0. You should repot your plant every 1 to 2 years, or when you notice it becoming root bound.


Your Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ plant loves a warm environment. This plant will thrive most in temperatures between 65-80℉ and should be kept away from drafty windows and doorways during the colder months. 


For your Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’, aim for a humidity level of around 50% to 60% (or even higher). This plant loves humid environments! To increase humidity levels, you can group plants together, use a humidifier, provide a pebble tray, or regularly mist! Additionally, you should avoid your plant near any drafty areas, as it can cause the air to dry out and reduce humidity levels for your plant.


A Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ plants should be fertilized every 4 to 6 weeks during the spring and summer. In the colder months, you can reduce or even pause on fertilizing your plant. We suggest that you use a balanced liquid fertilizer with the equal ratio of exactly 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. Avoid getting the fertilizer on the leaves, as it can cause leaf burn!

Growth Rate

Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ plants can reach a mature height of around 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) or more. Keep in mind, when grown indoors, the height of this plant will be limited by the size of the pot it is in.

Pet Friend or Foe

Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ is considered non-toxic to pets! Friend!

Pro Tips

  1. Avoid exposing your Hoya lacunosa ‘Mint’ to the direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves of your plant.
  2. Prune away any unhealthy growth on your plant to keep its bushy and attractive look.
  3. Be patient with your ‘Mint’ plant, as it can take some time to grow!

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