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Hoya 'Krimson Princess'

Hoya 'Krimson Princess'

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The Hoya 'Krimson Princess' is an enchanting and visually delightful houseplant, renowned for its vibrant, variegated leaves with cream to pink tones and its distinctive appeal. This plant manifests an upright and well-branched growth demeanor, with its striking foliage radiating elegantly from the central stem. At its peak, the 'Krimson Princess' Hoya elegantly attains a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Hoya carnosa rubra

Common: Hoya Krimson Princess, Hoya Medio-Picta Aurea, Porcelain Flower, Honey Plant Wax Vine, Waxflower

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct morning or late afternoon sun.
  • When it's time to water, the plants leaves will wrinkle, indicating the soil is dry. Though the leaves will plump back up after a sufficient watering.
  • Some growers recommend using a high-phosphorus fertilizer to encourage blooms.
  • Hoya's will flower in optimal conditions and it has been recommended to allow them to become root bound to encourage blooms. Age of the plant will also determine if your Hoya will bloom or not.
  • Providing a trellis or some form of support can help the plant grow more vigorously, which may encourage flowering.
  • Avoid excessive pruning, as Hoyas often flower from older stems or spurs. These spurs can produce flowers year after year.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Apocynaceae family, also known as the dogbane family, which is a large family of flowering plants with over 4,500 species.
  • Hoya plants are native to tropical regions of Asia and Australia.
  • Hoya plants are known for their fragrant, star-shaped flowers, which can take years to appear on new plants.
  • Some species of Hoya have leaves that can change color under different lighting conditions, adding extra interest to the plant.
  • An easy way to tell the difference between the Hoya Krimson Queen and the Hoya Krimson Princess is by this saying, "The Queen wears the crown", meaning if the white is around the outside of the leaf, it is a Krimson Queen. If the white is in the center of the leaf surrounded with green on the outside of the leaf, it is a Hoya Princess.
  • Hoya flowers are indeed known for secreting a sweet, sticky nectar, which sometimes drips from the flowers which is why they are commonly named the Honey Plant.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance
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