- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6-10 Feet
- Pet Safe
The Tricolor Hoya, goes by many other names including the wax plant and honey plant, but is botanically called Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'. It is a popular plant and for good reason, as it produces color-changing foliage on a vining habit as well as scented flowers. The variegated green and white leaves can take on a pink hue with proper care. A great trailing plant, the Tricolor is best grown high up so its stunning foliage can dangle down and be appreciated.
Best Locations For Growing Tricolor Hoya
The Tricolor Hoya prefers high levels of humidity and loves to be grown in a warm kitchen or bathroom. Though considered non-toxic, its sap is an irritant and care should be taken if growing this plant around children or pets.
Tricolor Hoya Sunlight Requirements
To get the best color from the Tricolor Hoya, it needs to be grown in bright indirect light. However, it is advisable not to place it where it can be scorched by strong direct sunlight, which can damage the foliage.
Tricolor Hoya Care
This Hoya likes to be kept warm and away from any cold drafts or hot radiators; a temperature range of 60 to 75 °F is optimum. It doesn’t like the cold, so just make sure you grow it above 50 °F because below this, it will struggle. The key thing to remember when growing the Tricolor Hoya is it likes high humidity and loves to be placed in a warm and steamy bathroom or kitchen. It can be grown in rooms with average humidity but will need regular misting to keep it from drying out. To promote fresh growth, the Tricolor Hoya can be pruned by cutting just below a leaf node, although it is advisable not to remove more than one-third of the stems as this may send the plant into shock.
Watering Tricolor Hoya
The Tricolor Hoya’s waxy foliage helps this plant conserve moisture, but it still needs regular watering. This plant dislikes being allowed to sit in wet or soggy soil, so watering is only advised once the top half of the soil has dried out. As growth slows during the winter months, watering can be reduced.
Feeding Tricolor Hoya
To maintain plant health and to get the best from its attractive foliage, a monthly feed of a diluted houseplant fertilizer during the growing season is recommended. There is no need to fertilize the Tricolor Hoya during the colder months.
Tricolor Hoya Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 6-10 feet|
|Mature Spread: 1-2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: Pink or White|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Pink, White|
|Foliage Description: Pink and White Variegated Foliage|
|Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Tricolor Hoya|
|Other Name(s): Tricolor, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant|
|Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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