- Low Maintenance
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Low Watering Needs
- Succulent Soil
- Mature Height 15 Inches
- Pet Safe
Hoyas have a reputation of being one of the easiest plant families to care for, and the Krimson Princess Hoya (Hoya carnosa) fits the bill. This plant, also called Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower, and Honey Plant, is a semi-succulent, storing water in its leaves and requiring less watering than most houseplants. Krimson Princess Hoya leaves are almond shaped, thick, and waxy, displaying basil-green centers with creamy-white edges cascading from baby-pink vines. One of the biggest draws of a Hoya is their ability to bloom indoors when mature, growing a compound ball of candy-looking buds that pops open with dozens of starlike, fragrant, pink flowers.
Best Locations For Growing Krimson Princess Hoya
Hoyas tend to grow best and display the most color when placed in a bright location. These pet-safe plants can be kept as hanging plants or allowed to trail freely. Place the Krimson Princess near a bright window in a bedroom, kitchen, or living room. Because they can go some time before needing water, they are excellent plants for hard-to-reach shelves. Being non-toxic, Hoyas are a go-to option for homes with pets and children.
Krimson Princess Hoya Sunlight Requirements
Place the Krimson Princess Hoya in a spot that gets plenty of bright filtered or indirect light. Directly in front of east- or north-facing windows will provide this type of light. While Hoyas can often handle a bit of direct light, it is best to place them slightly away from a south- or west-facing window to prevent the leaves from burning in the afternoon sun, especially in the summer. In bright light, Krimson Princess leaves will display more white and even bright pink and are more likely to bloom.
Krimson Princess Hoya Care
Being semi-succulents, it is important to keep Hoyas in well-draining soil and water correctly to avoid root rot. Cactus and succulent soils often work well for these plants, which can remain in the same pot for at least two years at a time. When Hoyas are ready for repotting, choose a pot with drainage holes that is only slightly larger than the previous.
Watering Krimson Princess Hoya
Hoya leaves store water in them, much like succulents. For this reason, it is much easier to overwater than underwater a Hoya. Allow the soil to dry out almost completely before watering deeply, until water flows out the bottom of the pot and the soil retains moisture. Another way to tell when a Hoya is ready for water is by feeling the leaves. Freshly watered, Hoya leaves will be thick and firm, filled with water. After some time, the leaves become soft and more pliable, indicating that the plant is ready for a thorough soaking. The frequency of watering will greatly depend on how much light a Hoya gets. In the summer and in a bright spot, watering every other week may be necessary. In lower light or in the winter, watering can be tapered back as the plant is growing less. Always feel the soil for moisture before watering.
Feeding Krimson Princess Hoya
The Krimson Princess Hoya will benefit from monthly fertilizer applications in the spring and summer, when it is growing the most. Use a liquid houseplant fertilizer and dilute it into water, per the product’s recommendations to avoid damaging the plant. Because one of the joys of Hoyas is their blooms, take care to use a fertilizer that is not too high in nitrogen or choose a fertilizer that is formulated for blooming plants. It is not necessary to fertilize houseplants in the winter.
Krimson Princess Hoya Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Low - When the top 3 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 15 inches|
|Mature Spread: 6 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Shade/Description: Light Pinky White|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Creamy White with Green Borderlines|
|Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Krimson Princess Hoya|
|Other Name(s): Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant|
|Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Princess'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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