Hoya Krinkle 8
+ Comes in an 6" plastic container with hanger.
This beautiful hoya has puckered green leaves, rumored to have received its name "Krinkle 8" from the number of dimples on the leaves.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Carnosa Krinkle / Krinkle 8 / Krinkle Kurl
Trailing plant can grow up to 8 feet in length.
While it can withstand a snap of cold weather, the Krinkle 8 does not prefer temperatures below the 50s. Can be grown outdoors in zones 10a-11.
Low Maintenance / Great beginner plant
Prefers bright indirect light
As with most Hoyas, the Krinkle 8 prefers well draining soil, and likes to dry out between waterings. Recommended watering once a week, and in the winter times, even less if the soil is damp to the touch.
Cactus or succulent mix is great for this plant. Since the Krinkle 8 has a tiny root system that branches off its main lines, it tends to like very well aerated, and fast draining potting soil (you can add sand to your mix if the soil is seeming heavy). This hoya also likes to be root bound, and prefers to stay in their pot for long periods of time, even indefinitely; this can cause the soil to become compacted and aeration methods (e.g. poking holes in the soil) is recommended over time. Fertilize during the summer months.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. Light pale pink cluster with dark centers of star shaped wax flowers. Some rumor that this Hoya smells like chocolate, and is quite odorous in the evenings.
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 through stem cuttings. Look along the stem to where you can find tiny roots sprouting, cut below these roots and place directly into moist medium, it should root quickly.
Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs. / Common diseases: root rot.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.