Have you ever heard of the Sweetheart Plant? Other nicknames include Hoya Heart, Wax Heart, or Lucky Heart. Hoya kerrii is truly one-of-a-kind. It is a slow-growing, semi-succulent plant that grows in a heart shape, making it a popular Valentine’s Day gift. The plants vines can grow very long, (and very slowly) on vining stems, but they are most often sold as an individual rooted leaf. The heart-shaped leaves are thick, waxy, and bright green.
Hoya kerrii is non-toxic to pets and very easy to care for. It prefers bright or indirect light, and only need to be watered every two to three weeks, when soil has dried out completely. Older, more mature plants will blossom with flowers during the summer months. The flowers are small and star-shaped, and they carry a delicate scent.
Note: It takes years for it to develope into a larger vine when grown from a leaf like this!