Hoya carnosa 'tricolour' (Wax Plant)

This Hoya also called a Wax Plants due to (you guessed it) the waxy appearance of their flowers and leaves is a popular climbing or trailing houseplant known for it's scented flowers. It can be trained up horizontal wires or left to drape over the edge of a shelf.  

The Hoya comes as a mix of leaf types which will be selected at random.

Please note, the decorative planter is not included.


Watering

Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.

Light requirements 

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves. 

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close to the next stem or the base of the plant as possible
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth)

For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide: https://www.underleaf-plants.com/pages/plant-care-101

Dimensions

Pot size: 12cm / Height: 15cm

Origin

Native to tropical tropical rainforests of Indo-China, Indonesia and Australasia.

Toxicity

Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.

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