Hoya Curtisii is a plant that does not like to be watered too often. If this plant is left to sit in soggy soil or is overwatered it can cause root rot which can severely damage or even kill the plant. With this is mind you want to be watering these plants infrequently but what does that even mean? Can a beginner look after a Hoya Curtisii?
You want to wait until your Hoya has dried out before watering it again. Once the plant has dried out make sure you water it thoroughly so the soil is evenly soaked. It’s important that the pot your Hoya is sitting in has adequate drainage holes to allow the excess water to run out. If the water is left to sit in the pot then this could promote root rot which could kill your plant.
If this is something you find difficult to gauge then you could try buying a moisture stick. A moisture meter is a fantastic piece of technology that can help you know when to water your plants. You simply pop the probes from your meter into the soil of your plant. Then the meter should give you a reading of how moist the soil is with 1 – 3 being dry, 4 – 6 being moist and 7 – 9 being wet. If the soil is between 1 and 3 then you can probably water your plant. This is a great way to learn when your plant needs watering if you’re a beginner and you find it hard to gauge.
Eventually with this method you should be able to tell when your plant needs watering by looking at the soil, feeling the weight of the pot or even sticking your fingers into the soil and testing the dryness for yourself but it’s a great way to get you started.
Important note! Even though Hoya Curtisii is a plant that doesn’t need to be watered that often, they do still like quite high levels of humidity so make sure you keep this in mind when finding the perfect spot for your new plant.