Plant Care Guide: Hoya Carnosa Krimson Queen

Wax Plant // Hoya Carnosa Krimson Queen

The unique Hoya Carnosa Krimson Queen is best known for her waxy leaves, pinky-white variegations and if you're lucky - star shaped clusters of scented flowers in the warmer months. And her leaves aren't just there for decoration - they also help this clever gal store water, meaning she doesn't need to be watered as often as some other houseplants. 

Beginner's Bestie
Bright indirect light is ideal but can tolerate some direct light
Pet Friendly
Water once the soil has almost completely dried out


Love notes

Keep your plant pal nourished and supported with a good quality plant food like We The Wild Grow Concentrate and We The Wild Support Pellets. These powerful plant essentials will keep your plants happy, strong and resilient, and will reward you with new growth a'plenty! 
These beauties thrive in humid conditions, so you can give them a mist every so often, but be sure to avoid the flowers. And don't forget to wipe down those leaves when they're looking a little dusty. You can also spray with We The Wild Protect Spray every couple of weeks to keep leaves looking lush and healthy. 
Follow the recommended advise on watering above - if unsure, a Moisture Meter could be your secret weapon! This handy tool will show you exactly how dry your soil is to avoid any over or under watering fails. 
To ensure your new bestie gets enough drainage, we recommend keeping them in a nursery pot and displaying in a cover pot. If you do want to pot up your plant, make sure your decorative pot has a drainage hole and you've removed the plug. 
Since these houseplant huns can store water in their leaves, they make excellent picks for those looking for a beautiful but low maintenance option. Her leaves will start to curl if she hasn't had a good drink in a while - which she prefers much more than being overwatered. 
And to keep those variegations bright and creamy while encouraging her flowers to grow, make sure she's getting enough bright, indirect light. She can handle a few hours of direct morning or late afternoon rays, but any longer will scorch her leaves. 


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