Hoya carnosa ‘Krimson Queen’

£12.50

Hoya carnosa ‘Krimson Queen’ enchants with its foliage and spectacular flowers with a charming, sweet scent. In the natural environment, it can be found in Asia, New Guinea and Australia. It has thick, fleshy leaves with an oval shape and sharp ends that are arranged opposite to each other. The surface of the leaf blade is extremely shiny and is distinguished by elegant, dark green colouration. The ‘Krimson Queen’ variety is supplemented by irregular, cream-yellow edging with visible abrasions in shades of bright green. Periodically, the leaves are completely covered with a cream colour, which becomes pink when there is a lot of light. The plant produces long, quite stiff shoots that can grasp various supports with the help of so-called sticky roots. During flowering among the leaves, we will see subtle, pink flowers with enchanting raspberry-red centres. They are gathered in beautiful, thick umbrellas. They are star-shaped and look like made of porcelain due to the highly shiny, waxy surface.

Qualities

  • original shape
  • produces long shoots
  • dark green leaves decorated with a cream-yellow border
  • during flowering produces pink flowers with a sweet aroma
  • does not have many cultivation and care requirements

Requirements and care

  • bright position, without excessive sun exposure
  • Permeable substrate
  • you can use the substrate for cacti or orchids, or universal soil with an admixture of coarse sand and perlite
  • moderate watering when the top layer of the substrate dries
  • watering should be limited in winter
  • likes sprinkling
  • does not tolerate excess water
  • during the growing season, we feed with fertilizer for flowering plants or orchids once a week,
  • using half the recommended dose

The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 9 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 20-25 cm.