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Hoya shepherdii - String Bean Hoya

$ 14.00

Photo shows a 6" specimen - see below for dimension details.

Hoya shepherdii is one of the most fascinating members of the genus. With its elongated, dark green leaves that look just like runner beans, Hoya shepherdii often goes by its fitting nickname, the String Bean Hoya. An ideal hanging plant, Hoya shepherdii grows long, pendulous vines, cascading down the sides of the pot from the weight of the thick, waxy foliage. Eventually, your String Bean Hoya may reward you with clusters of star-shaped, sweet-smelling flowers. One of the simplest Hoyas we grow, with all the allure of a collector's plant.

Place your String Bean Hoya where it will receive bright indirect light. Like all "wax plants," H. shepherdii is drought tolerant, and only needs to be watered when the top 1-2" of soil feel dry to the touch.

- 4" pot - several vining stems measuring 3-6"
- 6" pot - multiple vining stems measuring 6-10"

Ships in a plastic nursery pot. Some natural variation in size and appearance may occur. Hand thrown ceramic planter sold separately. Includes detailed care instructions.


Items in our Specimen Plants collection require special pre-shipping preparation, and ship within 3-5 business days. You'll receive a shipping notification email with tracking when your order ships. Box warmer included at no additional charge as necessary during cold months.

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Madoka H.
United States United States
Beautiful plant

This was my very first order via website. The plant arrived in a nicely packed box. It’s beautiful. Having this plant in our place makes me happy during stay-home order.

mei w.
United States United States
My Hoya string bean!!

Love love love It came super well packaged

Pistils Nursery Hoya shepherdii - String Bean Hoya Review
Denise S.
United States United States
String bean

So excited for this little guy to grow & bloom