Hoya Krimson Queen
OVERVIEW+ Comes in an 6" plastic container with hanger.
An infamous saying goes with Hoyas, that their tolerance for neglect is legendary, and ultimately, they will outlive their owners. Originating from India and South China, Krimson Queen Hoyas are known for the three colors that show up in the plant: green, white and pink.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Krimson Queen / Hoya Carnosa Tri-color / Hoya Carnosa Variegata
It's mature height is 11"-18" and its mature width is around 30"-36". Great as a hanging basket plant, but can be trained to trail.
The Krimson Queen can grow outdoors in zone 9-11. While it can withstand a snap of cold weather, it doesn't prefer temperatures below the 50s.
Low Maintenance / Great beginner plant
The Hoya Krimson Queen loves loves bright indirect light, with some hours of direct sun. With the introduction of direct sunlight, you will get some more pink to show in the plant, and it stimulates flower production. Be advised though too much sun can turn the white leaves yellow.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. Water weekly during the summer, and even less in winter time. With the Krimson Queen, we sometimes even skip a watering, as they do like to dry out before the next watering. They are very sensitive to overwatering.
Succulent and Cactus soil is great for this Hoya, add in some bits of bark as well. Krimson Queens also like to be pot bound, so refrain from upsizing it unless you see substantial roots coming out of the bottom of the pot.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. A cluster of light pink wax flowers.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
All Hoyas are considered toxic (as they produce sap similar to the milkweed), but not necessarily poisonous, the amount of ingestion varies from animal, but on a whole the ASPCA regards them as safe to have around pets and children.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes. These can be propagated anytime using stem tip cuttings. The stems produce aerial roots which can root easily when inserted into a moist medium. Allow your cuttings to dry for a day before planting.
The Carnosa is a pretty hardy hoya when it comes to problems / Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs / Common diseases: root rot due to overwatering.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.