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Hoya kerri, also known as the sweetheart plant, is a popular succulent due to its heart-shaped leaves. Proper care ensures that this plant thrives. Here are some detailed instructions for taking care of a Hoya kerri:

Light
- Bright, indirect light: Hoya kerri prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can slow its growth.

Watering
- Infrequent watering: Let the soil dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to shrivel.
- Water less in winter* During the dormant winter months, reduce the frequency of watering.

Soil
- Well-draining soil: Use a cactus or succulent potting mix, which ensures good drainage. You can also mix regular potting soil with perlite or sand to improve drainage.

Temperature and Humidity
- Moderate temperatures: Ideal temperatures are between 60-80°F (15-27°C). It can tolerate short periods of cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost.
- **Moderate humidity**: Hoya kerri does well in average indoor humidity. If the air is too dry, consider misting the plant occasionally or using a humidity tray.

 Fertilizing
- Balanced, diluted fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Hoya kerri monthly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Pruning
- Minimal pruning: Hoya kerri grows slowly and usually does not require much pruning. Remove any dead or yellow leaves to maintain its appearance.

Repotting
- Infrequent repotting: Repotting is generally needed every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its pot. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one to prevent overwatering issues.

Propagation
- Leaf cuttings: Hoya kerri can be propagated from leaf cuttings. Let the cut end callous over for a day or two before planting it in a well-draining soil mix.

 Pests and Problems
- Common pests: Watch out for mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- Overwatering issues: Ensure that the plant is not sitting in water to prevent root rot.

By following these care instructions, your Hoya kerri should remain healthy and attractive.

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