Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
4.8 out of 5 (16 experiences)
About Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
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 'Tricolor'
Also known as
Crimson Princess, Crimson Princess and hoya carnosa tricolor
How to care for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
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.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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.