Hoya Krimson Queen
4.8 out of 5 (12 experiences)
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
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.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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!