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Carnosa Chelsea Hoya

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  • Low Maintenance Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5-10 inches
  • Pet Safe

The Carnosa Chelsea Hoya, or Chelsea wax plant as it is commonly known, is a widely grown house plant with attractive foliage that can be left to trail or trained vertically. Producing waxy and pointed leaves and sweetly scented clusters of star-shaped flowers, this Hoya is surprisingly easy to care for. Slow growing, it can reach up to six feet in length over time indoors, but can be pruned for size. 

Best Locations For Growing Carnosa Chelsea Hoya

Since the Carnosa Chelsea Hoya is safe to be grown around children and pets, it can be grown anywhere it receives enough light and warmth. 

Carnosa Chelsea Hoya Sunlight Requirements

The Carnosa Chelsea Hoya requires bright, but indirect light, as strong harsh sunlight can damage the wonderful foliage for which it is grown. Near an east-facing window is ideal. 

Carnosa Chelsea Hoya Care

The Carnosa Chelsea Hoya prefers to be root bound in its pot, so repotting is only needed every 2 to 3 years. Native to Asia, this plant is best grown at a temperature between 65 – 75 °F and kept away from any cold drafts. This Chelsea Hoya can cope with average humidity levels but will happily grow in a more humid bathroom or kitchen as well. If this Hoya grows too large or some leaves begin to die back, the stems can be shortened by cutting just above a leaf node using a pair of clean and sharp scissors. 

Watering Carnosa Chelsea Hoya

An almost drought-tolerant plant, this hoya prefers to be on the drier side. In general, a weekly watering will suffice, or when the top inch or two of soil are dry.

Feeding Carnosa Chelsea Hoya

A monthly and diluted feed of a balanced houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer will help encourage strong and lush growth.

Carnosa Chelsea Hoya Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 5-10 inches
Mature Spread: 6-12 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade/Description: Pink Star-Shaped Waxy Flower
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver,
Foliage Description: Deep Green Leathery Leaves Sometimes Flecked with Silver or Creamy White.
Temperature: Above 70 °F (Above 21 )
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Carnosa Chelsea Hoya
Other Name(s): Honey Plant, Chelsea Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower, Wax Vine
Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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