Hoya Krimson Queen Plant Facts

Scientific FamilyApocynaceae family
Scientific/Common NameHoya Carnosa (variegated)
OriginNative to Australia and Asia.
Mature HeightIts tendrils usually reach up to 11 to 20 inches in length.
Distinguishing TraitsThick waxy green leaves that are framed in colors ranging from pink to cream.
Home PlacementIt does well in a west or south-facing window.
Growth RateRelatively fast-growing compared to other Hoya variations.
Light NeedsIt enjoys bright, indirect light. But bright direct sunlight is beneficial during spring and winter.
Watering NeedsWater one to three times a week, allowing the soil to dry completely between watering sessions.
Soil NeedsHoya Krimson Queen enjoys well-draining soil.
Temperature NeedsThis plant enjoys mid-range, pretty consistent temperatures between 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fertilizer NeedsA nitrogen-rick, water-soluble fertilizer is highly recommended every month during its growing season.
Humidity NeedsIt enjoys higher humidity levels of around 60%.
FloweringIt produces fragment clusters of star-shaped flowers.
PruningYou can prune it if you want to shape and control its vine size.
PropagationYou can use its stem cuttings to start their new root development in either water or soil.
RepottingYou can repot your Hoya Krimson Queen every year or every other season.
Diseases and PestsThe most common disease is root rot, while the most common pests are scale, spider mites, and mealy bugs.
ToxicityIt is considered a non-toxic indoor houseplant.