Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'
wax plant or wax flower
(shipped within 2-3 working days)
- 12cm pot - 15cm tall
- Standard £5.95
- Named day £10.95
- Position: bright indirect light
- Soil: freely draining
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
- Current height: approximately 15cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
- Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot
Cream and green variegated foliage, which has a fleshy texture, forms along the length of the lax stems of this beautiful climber. In time, domed clusters of waxy pink flowers may also appear, and these usually emit a sweet perfume in the evening. The plant is sent out without any flowers, but it looks great popped into a decorative pot cover and placed on a shelf. Alternatively, you could repot it into a hanging basket and let the stems cascade.
- Home care: Throughout the summer you should always keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. In the colder months water less often, just giving it a good drink when the soil gets reasonably dry. Mist the leaves with water, especially if they are growing near central heating, and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at monthly intervals while the plant is actively growing. Maintain temperatures above 10°C in winter.