Hoya carnosa krimson queen

Hoya carnosa krimson queen

  • Aka: hoya carnosa, crimson queen, wax flower
  • Origin: East Asia, Australia – non-toxic
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Temperature: 16-28°C, Hardiness: 10-12 Humidity: 50-80%

The hoya carnosa krimson queen is an albomarginated plant, meaning the thick elongated leaves have white edges and a dark green centre with pointy ends, the pinker vines and younger leaves often have a pink undertone which turn white as they mature. (Compare this to my photo of the crimson princess). Occasionally the queen will produce all-white leaves, albinism, which may reduce the survival rate of the plant which needs green cells for photosynthesis.

The Hoya Carnosa type are much slower growing than the australis type and like a high humidity, bright filtered light and well-draining soil mixed with perlite and orchid bark. The krimson queen has light pink flower clusters with smaller flowers that smell like vanilla. As an epiphyte, it prefers to be root-bound.

Prone to root-rot and mealybugs.

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