Hoya sigillatis 'Round Leaf'

A Beginner's Guide to Hoya sigillatis Plant Care | All you Need to Grow!

Family: Apocynaceae 
Common Name: Round Leaf
Botanical Name: Hoya sigillatis

The Hoya sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ is known for its distinctive round leaves that set this plant apart from other plants! This plant that feels soft and waxy when touched, is also a vining plant. It produces long and trailing stems, which make it a great choice for hanging baskets! This plant is relatively low maintenance, so it is perfect for the beginners!

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Round Leaf Wax Vines like heaps of bright, indirect sunlight and will be right at home if they can make contact for at least 6 to 8 hours each day (indirect contact, that is!). This plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight, as it can lead to leaf burn. 


Water your Hoya sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ every 1 to 2 weeks during the spring and summer. The warmer the temperatures are the more water your hoya will require! In the fall and winter months, you can reduce how often you are watering this plant. Water the soil only after the soil has completely dried out.


Hoya sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ 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 re-pot your plant every 1 to 2 years, or when you notice it becoming root bound. 


Your Hoya sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ 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 sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’, 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 sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ 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 sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ vines can reach mature lengths of 12' or more. Keep in mind, when grown indoors, the length of this plant will be limited by the size of the pot it is in and environmental factors.

Pet Friend or Foe

Hoya sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ is considered non-toxic to pets! Friend! 

Pro Tips

  1. Avoid exposing your Hoya sigillatis ‘Round Leaf’ to direct sunlight, as it can burn its leaves.
  2. Reduce or pause on fertilizing this plant during the colder months of the years.
  3. If you are growing your plant in a hanging basket, give it some form of support for the vines to climb!
  4. Inspect for any pests, and if you spot any, address promptly!
  5. Increased indirect light will help your hoya to bloom during the summer!

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