Repotting Hoya Plants – When and How to Repot

I am very obsessed with my hoya plants, and I need more and more, it’s like never enough for me. And why shouldn’t we want more? Hoya plants are so beautiful and easy to maintain.

I have three hoya plants in my home, which of course need repotting. Not because the roots are outgrown or anything, it’s just that the soil mixes these plants are growing and look very old and tired. So, it’s time for a special mix and time to repot my hoya plants.

Every gardener eventually needs to repot their Hoya plant. If you don’t know how to properly repot your plants, then you might be putting them in harm’s way. In this article, I’m going to show you how to repot your Hoya plant correctly, so that you can enjoy its beauty for years to come.

Although Hoyas are among the easiest plants to care for, they still need some attention. You should refer to these simple instructions that I will mention in this article if you wish to take proper care of them. So, keep reading this article till the end. I am sure that there are various varieties of Hoya plants, but don’t stress; you can follow my instructions for all of your Hoya plants.

First, let us know when your hoya plant should be repotted!

When should your hoya plant be repotted?

Before you learn how to repot a hoya plant, it’s important to know when to do it so that it’s simple and you don’t end up disliking your plant or hurting them. Hoyas can live for quite a while in the very same pot, and they like it. 

But my question is – How do you decide if your Hoya needs a larger pot? 

So, I will discuss some signs below so that if you see any of the following, it might be time to relocate your Hoya to a larger room.

  • On the bottom of the container, you can see a dense bed of roots. Your plant is probably severely root-bound if you notice this. 
  • The soil or potting mix is drying up much more quickly than usual, so you realize that because you have to water it more often than you should.
  • Many roots may be seen sprouting from the drainage holes. 
  • Your plant’s development has slowed down significantly, and it appears to be abnormally huge for its container.

Now, you know when to repot your hoya plants, next I will guide you on the steps that you should follow to repot your hoya plants!

How to repot your hoya plants?

Now that you know it’s time to repot (refer above points to figure out when to repot your plant), it’s time for you to learn the steps you should follow to repot, and don’t stress, it won’t take long. Follow the steps that I have given below to repot your Hoya plant perfectly!

  • Hoya is a succulent species of flowering plant that is commonly kept as a houseplant or outdoor decorative, if you hear someone refer to it as a wax plant, don’t be confused, this is just the common name for the plant. 
  • Wax plants grow slowly and flourish in pots, so they rarely need to be repotted. It is advisable to transfer the plant into a new pot with fresh soil if it doesn’t blossom or develop since this will provide it with a new supply of nutrients.
  • Before repotting the wax plant, give it a good morning’s worth of water to make sure the roots are well-hydrated and the soil is loose and soft. Repot the plant the next morning, when it is swollen, after letting the water soak in overnight. 
  • Get the wax plant’s new pot ready beforehand. Use a plastic or ceramic pot that is 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter than the original pot and has at least one drainage hole at the base. With warm water and soap, scrub it thoroughly, then rinse. Let it dry naturally before using.
  • When moving the wax plant from its primary pot, make fresh potting soil. Equivalent amounts of perlite, sterilized compost, and regular potting soil should be combined in a bucket. Stir the perlite into the mixture until it is spread evenly. When the mixture seems just a little bit damp, add water and stir. 
  • Take the wax plant out of the container it came in. Tip the container upside-down while holding the plant’s top with one hand. Shake the jar gently until the root ball comes loose. Be mindful not to sever or harm the stems.
  • Around the roots, dig out the top layer of dirt. To promote cross-root development in the new container, gently release the root ball. Check the roots for damage indications. Use tiny, clean scissors to trim off and discard any roots that are dark, leaking, or have an unpleasant smell. 
  • Your prepared potting mix should be poured into the bottom one-fourth of the new container. Place the root ball of the wax plant on the soil mixture. Move the stems away from the way and add more dirt to the area surrounding the root ball. Add more soil till the root ball is completely buried.
  • After repotting, give the wax plant plenty of water. Until water easily trickles from the drainage holes, add water. After watering, check the soil’s elevation. If the dirt has fallen underneath the branches of the wax plant, add extra soil. Firm the dirt very gently. 

Tips to remember: Reposition the wax plant in the same location or a location with the same lighting, humidity, and temperature conditions. Every few days, check the soil’s moisture content. When the top 2 inches feel mainly dry, add water.

Did I say it would be simple and quick?


Q1. What sort of soil is required for Hoya plants? 

Ans. Hoyas require quick drying times in between waterings. Two parts of a decent cactus potting mix and one part of pumice make a fantastic mixture. A highly well-drained mixture is the outcome, and Hoyas enjoy it. 

To meet your particular environmental circumstances, you can change the ratio as necessary.

Q2. How frequently should I repot a Hoya plant? 

Ans. It’s challenging to make assumptions because this depends a lot on your environment and how well your plant is developing. When your plant becomes root-bound, you should repot it, however, Hoyas may live for many years in the same pot.

Q3. Can a Hoya plant be split? 

Ans. Yes, it can, and repotting is the ideal time to accomplish this. Simply cut your plant into as many segments at the roots as you like and pot each one separately if you have numerous plants in the same container. 

If your plant is very root-bound, you may even use a sharp, sterilised knife or pruning scissors to cut through the root ball to divide your plants.

Q4. Which types of pots do Hoyas prefer? 

Ans. There are many different pots that may be used. Hoyas grow nicely in terra clay containers because they are porous and rapidly dry out. A beautiful cachepot can also be used instead of a flexible plastic nursery pot for direct planting.

Q5. When I repot Hoya, should I water it? 

Ans. Yes, After you repot your Hoya, give it a thorough watering. Your potting mix will be able to settle as a result. Before watering again, wait until the potting mix is nearly fully dry, or nearly so.


Repotting your Hoya is a very important step because it allows you to give your plant the space it needs to thrive. If you don‘t repot your Hoya regularly, it will start to look unhealthy, and eventually die. However, if you are reading this, it indicates that you can now perfectly repot your Hoya plant, so you don’t need to worry. Do believe in yourself and keep going.

I hope my lovely hoya plants are very happy in their fresh soil mix and their new pot too. I’m thinking of getting more hoyas for my little indoor garden space when I find some that catch my attention. 

Are you a hoya-obsessed lover like me too? Never enough I say!

I hope my article is informative to you and if you like my article, please comment down below, and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family!

Happy gardening to you!

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