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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Carnosa Chelsea Hoya Show Reviews

  • 4
    Nice looking!

    Posted by Belinda Halston on Dec 14, 2022

    I love this plant. Very happy with my decision.