'Krimson Princess' is another beautiful variation of one of the best known of all the Hoya species, the fabulous Hoya carnosa. Its thick succulent foliage has dark green edges with variegation in the center of pink or white, sometimes even yellow and lighter shades of green. New leaves are often a reddish pink. Blooms in small round clusters consisting of up to 30 waxy flowers that are white to pink with red centers. Flowers are very fragrant and smell like chocolate, vanilla and honey. Hoya carnosa are tolerant of light frost, but are happiest when kept above 40F.
Hoyas are mostly epiphytic creeping, twining or vining plants that have a vast array of different leaf shapes, sizes, textures & colors! If provided with the desired conditions Hoyas can bloom, their flowers varying widely species-to-species with many different colors, sizes & even scents!
~Do Not let Hoya sit in excess water. As epiphytes, in the wild they would be growing on tree trunks or branches in the forest understory where they would get most of their water just from dew or moisture in the air.
~Hoya are considerably hardy & tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, but for the best growth it is recommended to provide higher levels of humidity.
~Do Not remove the peduncles [flower stalks] after your Hoya has finished flowering. Hoya are able to rebloom again & again from the same peduncle!
~Feed regularly during the growing season with a low nitrogen fertilizer containing sufficient amounts of phosphorous and potassium.