Hoya carnosa <br> 'Krimson Queen Tricolour' <br> Wax Plant

Hoya carnosa
'Krimson Queen Tricolour'
Wax Plant

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One of the best plants for flowering indoors, the Hoya carnossa Tricolour also makes a room pop with its signature green, white, and pink leaves. 


Hoya carnosa                      

HOY-ah kar-NO-suh

Common Names: Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Origin: Eastern Asia, Australia

Growth: Trailing / climbing vine

Light: Bright, filtered

Foot Candles: 150 - 250

Water: When dry

Humidity: 30% - 70%

Temperature: 16°C - 28°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Hanging basket, living wall

Nutrients: 10-15-10 when preparing to bloom  

Propagation: Seed or stem cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Indoor flowering plant, living wall

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered. Leaves can get scorched in direct sun. Chemicals will burn leaves if in direct contact. Flowers can drip nectar onto surfaces. 

Comments: A popular plant with collectors and enthusiasts alike. Plants can be trained upwards on moss totems or pinned on walls. Flowers can be very fragrant. Many other species available to collect and some are grown for their foliage instead of the flower. Hoya carnosa is the most popular species. 

Toxicity: Safe.