Hoya Carnosa Tricolor, also known as Crimson Princess is a draping succulent vine that produces clusters of star-shaped waxy flowers. Hoya tricolor has green leaf borders and variegation in the centre. The variegation can be from white/cream/pink/yellowish to dark pink depending upon the growing conditions.
This type of Hoya is very easy to care for as long as you keep it in a bright spot and are careful with water. Like many other types of Hoya’s, this species is epiphytic in its natural habitat, which means it’s actually an air plant with crinkly succulent leaves.
Many people swear that Hoya’s are the easiest to care for houseplants! They make for excellent houseplants as they can whit-stand neglect.
The plant is approximately 25cm long and it comes in a plastic nursery pot 14cm.
Soil: Lightweight, fast-draining potting mix
Light: bright indirect
Repotting: Hoya’s like to be pot bound, they need to be repotted very seldom
Please note: Hoya Carnosa Tricolor won’t flower unless it receives very bright indirect sunlight. A south-facing window would be ideal, although eastern and western exposures may also work if they are bright enough. This plant will even tolerate a little direct sunlight.