Plant Care Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
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Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

4.7 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Crimson Princess and Crimson Princess

Taxonomy

Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'
Hoya
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

Water

How often to water your Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

Water needs for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
0.5 cups
every 12

Hoya Carnosa Tricolor 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 Carnosa Tricolor

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hoya Carnosa Tricolor: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hoya Carnosa Tricolor 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor: 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 Carnosa Tricolor after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

Hoya Carnosa Tricolor

Hoya Carnosa Tricolor


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 Carnosa Tricolor has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Sarimelati avatar
@Sarimelati
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 526 XP
globe Mashpee, Massachusetts
10/21/2021

This plant is very special because it has three different color of leaves in one plant and very lush. I have mine for almost two years and the plant actually stays compact. It gets bushier not taller. It is a slow grower. It has not flower for me yet.
Very easy plant to care for just make sure it dries between watering and keep it in tight pot.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Nellbell85 avatar
@Nellbell85
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 495 XP
globe Boulder, Colorado
09/17/2021

This little guy has such pretty color due to the variegation. It’s a medium speed grower & a joy to have.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Carrie avatar
@Carrie
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,909 XP
globe Scranton, Pennsylvania
06/16/2021

I've had my hoya for a few years and and am still patiently waiting for flowers. But - the leaves are pretty enough on their own. They look as if they were painted with watercolors. I'm looking forward to growing my hoya collection.

Adriana avatar
@Adriana
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Colorado Springs, Colorado
05/23/2021

It’s very forgiving and grows easy

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Camryn avatar
@Camryn
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 369 XP
globe Little Rock, Arkansas
05/21/2021

Love this. Bought it on Etsy, and had to buy another one. Grows easy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kiersten avatar
@Kiersten
leaf-1 114 Plants
xp 5,393 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana
03/01/2021

I don’t have much love for Hoyas, but she’s still alive so🤷‍♀️

She seems pretty intent on only putting out completely white leaves no matter what I do. They die immediately so she’s been the same size for a while now. They’re pretty communicative about water needs (if you can fold the leaves like a taco it’s ready for a drink) but overall I feel pretty meh about these guys.

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