Gardening

This Popular 1970s Houseplant Is Making A Comeback

It's so low-maintenance!

Houseplants are a great way to add pizzazz to your space. But which houseplants should you buy? If you’re overwhelmed by the variety of plants out there, we recommend you check out the hoya. This vining plant was super-popular in the 1970s, and now it’s back in a big way.

Also known as wax plant, the hoya is a succulent that can have either shiny or fuzzy leaves. It can be grown in a hanging basket or in a more traditional container.

Because it’s slow-growing, it’s pretty low-maintenance, which is great news for those of us who don’t excel at gardening and who tend to forget all about our houseplants.

One word of caution: The hoya is a bit fragrant for some people’s tastes, so if you don’t like strong smells, you might prefer it as an outdoor plant.

Hoya Varieties

There are different types of hoya, each with different colored leaves.

The Tricolor Hoya, for one, has green, white and pink leaves. Check it out in this photo posted to Instagram by @foreverplanty: