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!


Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'

How to care for Hoya Krimson Queen


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

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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.

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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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Care Summary for Hoya Krimson Queen

Hoya Krimson Queen

Hoya Krimson Queen

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 4,142 XP

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
leaf-1 151 Plants
xp 5,953 XP
globe Gainesville, FL

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!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sophie avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,326 XP
globe Wellington

Love her. New leaves start out pink.

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