Hoyas are a staple for most plant collectors, and this variety is no exception! They'll do best in bright indirect light (although they can tolerate lower light conditions) and should be watered when the foliage starts to wrinkle.
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light, although a few hours of morning or afternoon sun will be fine.
||As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
|Water when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity, although will produce more growth in higher levels.||Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
|Feed once a month or so in the growing season||Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Krimson Princess, Hoya Tricolour, Wax Plant
Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Princess'
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: Hoyas prefer to be a little rootbound, so only repot when there are a lot more roots than soil.
Propagation: These can be propagated from stem cuttings.
Common problems: Overwatering can cause the foliage to become mushy and drop off - on the other hand, underwatering results in wrinkled and droopy stems.
Care Tips: These can handle a few hours of morning or afternoon sun, which is essential if you want them to flower!
Fun Fact: Hoyas get their common name from their incredible blooms that have a somewhat waxy appearance.
Other varieties: Hoya Bella, Hoya Compacta, Hoya Pubicalyx, Hoya Krinkle 8
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.