Hoya carnosa Krimson Queen is a variety of the Hoya carnosa that is sought after for it's 'tricolored' leaves. The variegated parts of the leaves first emerge pink on new leaves before lightening to white, creating a beautiful mix of soft shades. Hoya carnosas produce beautiful clusters of white to pink flowers with a fragrance that has been described as anything from chocolatey to nutty.
The genus Hoya is a group of largely epiphytic flowering plants native to mainly Southeast Asia with many species also native to Australia. As such, it is relatively easy to grow and flower in our local tropical climate. We recommend using our Tropical Rainforest Epiphytic Potting Mix with this plant (available online).
Keep your Hoyas generally in bright shade. A few hours of gentle direct sunlight can encourage faster growth and more blooms. Do not cut off the flower stalks, which are also known as peduncles, as Hoyas can re-bloom from the same stalk over and over again. It is fairly common for Hoyas to 'abort' blooms and new leaves, but do not worry too much as they can easily bounce back. Instead, ensure that the plant is getting sufficient light, and is not over or under-watered. To prevent over watering, make sure succulent leaves are slightly soft and that the medium is completely dry before watering.
Product comes in a plastic nursery pot.
Light: Bright shade to some gentle direct sunlight
Water: Water when medium is completely dry or when leaves loose turgidity
Medium: Our Tropical Rainforest Epiphytic Potting Mix, available online
Propagation: Propagates easily with stem cutting
Not safe for pets.
Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo. As no two plants are alike, do expect its natural variation from the photos.
* This product comes in black plastic pot. (H14cm / D14cm)
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