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Hoya Retusa

Hoya Retusa

Regular price $15.00 CAD
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The Hoya Retusa, also known as the Grass Leaf Hoya, is a unique variety of Hoya characterized by its thin, grass-like leaves, making it an intriguing addition to any collection. This distinctive Wax Plant is easy to care for and thrives in a range of environments. With the right care and a bit of patience, you may be treated to delicate, star-shaped blooms that add an extra touch of charm to this already fascinating plant.

  • Scientific Name: Hoya Retusa
  • Common Name: Retusa
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Cultural Significance: Known for its air-purifying qualities, the Hoya Retusa not only enhances indoor aesthetics but also contributes to a healthier living environment.

Benefits of Hoya Retusa

Air Purification:

Hoya retusa is known for its ability to purify the air. Like many other houseplants, it can help remove toxins and improve the overall air quality in your home. This can lead to a healthier indoor environment, reducing the presence of harmful substances and potentially alleviating symptoms of allergies and respiratory issues.

Aesthetic Appeal:

Hoya retusa has a unique and attractive appearance with its thin, grass-like leaves. This distinctive look makes it a great choice for adding a touch of greenery and elegance to any indoor space. Its trailing growth habit also makes it ideal for hanging baskets or as a decorative element on shelves and ledges.

Low Maintenance:

One of the standout benefits of Hoya retusa is its low maintenance requirements. It is a relatively easy plant to care for, making it perfect for both beginners and busy individuals. It can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, although it thrives best in bright, indirect light. Additionally, it does not require frequent watering, preferring to dry out between waterings.

Emotional and Mental Well-being:

Having plants like Hoya retusa in your home can contribute positively to your emotional and mental well-being. Interacting with plants and being surrounded by greenery can reduce stress, enhance mood, and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. The act of caring for a plant can also be a fulfilling and therapeutic activity.

Compact Size:

Hoya retusa is a compact plant, making it suitable for small spaces. Its size allows it to fit comfortably in apartments, offices, or any area where space is limited. Despite its small footprint, it still provides the aesthetic and air-purifying benefits of larger plants.

Long-lasting Blooms:

When it flowers, Hoya retusa produces small, star-shaped blooms that are long-lasting and fragrant. These blooms add an extra layer of beauty and charm to the plant, making it even more enjoyable to have around. The flowers can provide a delightful scent that enhances the ambiance of your home.

Non-toxic to Pets:

Hoya retusa is non-toxic to pets, making it a safe choice for households with cats, dogs, or other animals. You can enjoy the benefits of having this plant without worrying about the potential harm it could cause to your furry friends.

The Ultimate Hoya Growing Guide: Tips and Care Information


Photographs are representative of the species and not always of the specific plant shipped. Normal variations in size, pruning and leaf structure may occur.

Sun: Indirect

Place your Hoya Retusa in bright, indirect sunlight to promote healthy growth without risking sunburn

Light: Medium - Low

Ensure your plant receives adequate light but avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf damage.

Water: When mostly dry

Water Hoya Retusa sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.

Humidity: Any

Maintain moderate humidity levels, but avoid excessive moisture which can lead to fungal issues.

Pet Friendly: Yes

You can feel comfortable having Hoya Retusa around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Pro Tip

Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots and maintain optimal plant health.

Delivery Policy for Plant Condition

"I have only received part of my order. What to do?

No worries if you've only got part of your order! Our plants come from different nurseries and might arrive in separate shipments, typically 1-2 days apart. It's all part of ensuring your green friends reach you in top-notch condition!

If you do not receive the remaining packages within 48 hours contact support at

What is the Life Time Support?

Absolutely! Lifetime support means you can count on us whenever you have questions or uncertainties about your plant. Whether you're puzzled by its behavior or just want to ensure it's thriving, we're here for you. Connect with us on Instagram @mygreenscapeto or shoot us an email at

When it comes to our guarantee for plants shipped with standard or express, rest assured that we offer a 30-day happy healthy plant guarantee on all such shipments. This ensures that your plants are covered for 30 days after delivery, giving you peace of mind regarding their condition. If you have any concerns within this period, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

For further details, please visit our Local Delivery, Store Pickup, Standard Shipping Guide Page.

What to expect

Your plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot, typically 0.5" - 1" smaller than the stated size to seamlessly fit into your chosen decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are available for separate purchase.

Just like nature intended, each plant is unique, showcasing natural variations in size, shape, and characteristics. Our commitment is to deliver a plant that closely resembles the one featured on our website, matching your chosen size, and with the potential to thrive happily in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! If you're pondering about ordering plants online, you're not alone. We've compiled the most frequently asked questions. Check out our FAQ section here for quick answers! Happy planting!

Size Guide

Choosing the right pot size for your plants can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to gardening. But fear not! Our pot sizes chart can help you find the perfect match for your plants, ensuring they have enough space to grow and thrive. With our guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right pot size and plant variety for your gardening needs.

Plant Pot Size Guide.

Plant & Pot Size Chart
Extra Small 7-10 cm 2.5 - 3 inches
Small 11-12 cm 3.5 - 4 inches
Medium 14-17 cm 5 - 6 inches
Large 19-21 cm 8 - 10 inches
Extra Large 24-27 cm 12 - 14 inches

All sizes are specified in product details.

Your Complete Guide to Pot Sizes: What Size Should You Choose?

When selecting a pot for your plant, it's important to find the right size. But with all the different options out there, how do you know which one is best? We're here to help!

MyGreenscape's pot sizes chart is a great resource for finding your perfect fit. Our easy-to-read chart takes out all the guesswork and helps you quickly choose the right size for your plant.

Smaller pots are best for seedlings or small plants just starting out. These tend to be shallow but wide, allowing enough room for the roots of the young plant but not too much where they get overcrowded. Medium-sized pots are ideal when your plant has grown from its infancy and is ready for more space. These are deeper and wider than small pots, so that it can accommodate larger root systems - making sure your plant gets enough nourishment while still giving it breathing room. Large pots are top choice if you have an established plant in need of lots of space - think trees and large shrubs! The spacious depth and width allow plenty of room for deep root systems without struggling for air or light.

No matter what size you choose, MyGreenscape has got you covered, with our pot sizes chart guaranteeing you find the perfect fit every time!

Light Guide

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To prevent both under-watering and overwatering, use a well-draining potting mix and allow excess water to escape. Always check the soil moisture before adding more water to keep your plants thriving.