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Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'

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Description

Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen' is a vining plant that features lovely cream and green foliage. Its leaves are creamy white around the edges and green in the middle. Their undersides are also of a cream-white colour. It also produces waxy, star-shaped, pink flowers that release a sweet, delightful fragrance. The flowers appear in clusters of about 30 tiny flowers.

Size: 12cm diameter x 20cm height

Origin: Eastern Asia

Care

Light: Indirect bright light

Humidity: Moderate

Temperature: 16-25ºC

Watering: Allow the top 2-3 cm of the soil to dry between waterings while the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Reduce watering frequency in winter when light levels are lower.

Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a potash liquid fertilizer every few weeks from spring to autumn.

Soil: Equal parts of orchid compost, multipurpose compost and perlite.

Tip: Do not remove the flower stalks as more flowers will appear from the stumps. This plant is safe around pets and children. Keep away from direct light and radiators.