Hoya carnosa variegata
Hoyas more commonly go by Wax flower or Porcelain flower plant, due to the extremely beautiful blooms they produce. Hoya carnosa variegata can also go by the name Hoya 'Krimson Queen'. This species is a cultivar of Hoya carnosa which was first patented in the 1950's. Hoya carnosa is native to Eastern Asia and parts of Australia.
Carnosa is an attractive vining epiphyte with succulent leaves. New growth can come through in different shades of pink, green & white. Once the leaves mature they will revert to a white/green variegation.
Hoyas grow best in bright indirect light to semi-shade. They will grow much quicker if given support, which mimicks their natural habitat growth. They are however usually grown as a trailing plant. During summer keep your Hoya well hydrated. Regularly allow half the medium to dry out. When your Hoya is flowering it will require more frequent waterings. Don't fear, if you forget to water your Hoya occassionally, its succulent leaves will looked puckered, but after a thorough watering it will perk right up.
Hoya give off these beautiful clusters of star like flowers. To get your Hoya to bloom, keep your plant root-bound (keeping it in a tighter pot) and give it the most ideal coniditions you can. They usually bloom between spring & summer. After flowering do not cut the penducle (the stalk that is attached to the main vine) as this is where your Hoya will bloom from again.
All plants are sold in their nursery pots. Decorative pots are sold seperately. You can choose your style pot from the drop down menu or head over to our Pot Collection. Do not pot directly into our decorative pots. It's much better for your plant to keep it in its nursery pot to allow adequate drainage.
Plant in nursery pot, 14cm diameter - £25.00
Length - 30cm approx
Please note; Plants may slightly vary in shape & size from the example image.