Hoyas at a Glance
The Hoya, also known as the wax plant, is a low maintenance tropical flowering plant native to Asia. These plants are characterized by its trailing, waxy leaves, and sweet-smelling flowers. These popular houseplants are perfect for hanging baskets and can also be trained as a vine. They are fairly easy to care for will thrive indoors, which is why it has become so popular among beginner plant parents!
Hoya Care Information
Botanical name: Hoya Carnosa
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight.
Water: About once per week once soil is completely dry. Be very careful to not overwater them, as this will cause root rot.
Soil: Well-draining and lightweight soil.
Humidity: They do best in high humidity conditions but will tolerate average humidity.
Propagation: Can be propagated by stem cuttings.
Toxicity: Not toxic.
Hoya 'Krimson Queen'
This variegated Hoya features waxy, green leaves that are framed with a cream and/or pink border. Like other Hoyas, this plant is both a climber and a trailing plant, which means you can grow it on a trellis or a hanging basket. When grown indoors, it can reach ip to 11-20” in length.
Similar to the Krimson Queen, the Hoya macrophylla also features waxy, green leaves framed with a cream and/or pink border. The macrophylla however, is less variegated than the Krimson Queen. Indoors, it can grow up to 4 to 6 feet in length.