Needs bright, indirect light but will benefit from some early morning or late afternoon sun. Avoid harsh midday sun. Can cope in light shade but unlikely to bloom. Likes artificial lights so is ideal for office environments.
Hoya are succulents and store water. Allow the top half of the soil to dry-out between watering, then water deeply and allow to drain thoroughly. Do not overwater. Water sparingly in winter and more liberally in the summer.
Hoya carnosa Tricolor is happy in room temperatures from 18-24°C. Avoid draughts and extreme temperatures as these can harm the plant. Prefers to be kept warm, i.e above 16°C.
This Wax Plant prefers higher levels of humidity. Mist regularly for best results or relocate to a steamier room such as the bathroom or kitchen.
Apply a weak general purpose fertiliser during the summer months
Height & Growth Rate
The carnosa Tricolor is a fast-growing climber which often trails for up to 3 metres. Prune trails in spring to maintain desired length.
Sap contains latex which is a skin irritant and is considered toxic, therefore keep away from children and animals.
Hoya carnosa is native to Eastern Asia and Australia.
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