Helena, a Hoya Kerrii, Lucky-Heart plant, or Sweetheart plant, is synonymous with Valentine's Day across Europe. Native to South-East Asia, Helena is actually a climbing plant, with numerous heart-shaped leaves strung along her vines which can grow up to 4 metres tall!
In the wild, she blooms with small red-pink flowers, but you'd be very lucky to see this in the UK. If you're patient, Helena's leaf will grow into a full plant, although she's more commonly enjoyed as a single leaf!
Helena, Hoya Kerrii - Small
Helena prefers bright indirect light without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun