Plant Care Hoya Krimson Queen

Hoya Krimson Queen

4.8 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Hoya Krimson Queen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Hoya Krimson Queen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Hoya Krimson Queen

With over 500 species and even more cultivars, there's a Hoya out there for everyone! They're native to Southeast Asia and their common name, waxplant, refers to their thick, waxy leaves which help them retain water in the heat. They're excellent climbers and will take off if you give them a trellis to grow on. Their other-worldly, star-shaped flowers are often fragrant and come in brilliant shades of red, pink, yellow, and more!

Taxonomy

Hoya carnosa 'Rubra' KRIMSON QUEEN
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya Krimson Queen

💦 Water

How often to water your Hoya Krimson Queen

Water needs for Hoya Krimson Queen
0.5 cups
every 12

Hoya Krimson Queen needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Hoya Krimson Queen

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Hoya Krimson Queen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hoya Krimson Queen: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hoya Krimson Queen may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hoya Krimson Queen in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya Krimson Queen

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hoya Krimson Queen: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Hoya Krimson Queen after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Hoya Krimson Queen is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Hoya Krimson Queen →

Common Hoya Krimson Queen Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Hoya Krimson Queen thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Hoya Krimson Queen Water Frequency →

Hoya Krimson Queen Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Hoya Krimson Queen may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Hoya Krimson Queen Light Requirements →

Hoya Krimson Queen Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Hoya Krimson Queen Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Hoya Krimson Queen prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Hoya Krimson Queen Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Hoya Krimson Queen does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Hoya Krimson Queen →

When and How to Successfully Repot Hoya Krimson Queen →


💩 Fertilizer

Hoya Krimson Queen should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Hoya Krimson Queen →


❄️ Dormancy

Hoya Krimson Queen does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Hoya Krimson Queen is native to Southeast Asia and Australia.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Hoya Krimson Queen is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.


🌱 Propagation

Hoya Krimson Queen can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Hoya Krimson Queen

Hoya Krimson Queen

Hoya Krimson Queen


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Hoya Krimson Queen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Hoya Krimson Queen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Hoya Krimson Queen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Hoya Krimson Queen has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Hoya Krimson Queen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@TaylorMdeBloomz avatar
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leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 4,202 XP
03/06/2022

Pretty plant. Since I have had her she hasn’t changed at all, no new growth at all. So I would say she is pretty slow grower, but other than that I haven’t had any issues with her. A low maintenance plant.

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@sierrac avatar
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leaf-1 125 Plants
xp 8,149 XP
globe Gainesville, FL
11/11/2021

I have anywhere from 8-12 new leaves growing at a time during the growing seasons. Now that winter has started it has slowed down. It loves plenty of sun but can sunburn. High sun makes the leaves grow smaller while low sun makes them bigger. White leaves burn easy and will die FAST if in direct sun. They do not produce chlorophyll so you need more green than white. They can be such a pretty pink when sun stressed! Easy peasy plant without high humidity requirements. :) My fastest and easiest grower and perfect plant for a beginner. Pruning will make her shoot out new growth even more!

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Sophie avatar
@Sophie
leaf-1 24 Plants
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globe Wellington
09/24/2021

Love her. New leaves start out pink.

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