How do I care for my Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'?
Our pet friendly plant of the month in April is the lovely flowering plant Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'. 

Hoya is a low maintenance but high impact, plant that will reach for the sky as it climbs, producing beautiful flowers that smell divine! Blessed with the scent of sweet flowers at morning and at night, what more could you ask for!

An ideal plant for areas of your home where you want to fill a space vertically, Hoya is known for being a long-lived plant, the thick glossy leaves will happily keep on growing year after year.

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Native habitat

Native to Asia and Australia.

Light and position in the home

Your Hoya will prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Grow near to a sunny window but not in the direct rays of the sun. It's important to note that variegated plants need more sunlight than un-variegated plants, so avoid low light conditions.

Flowers and foliage

New leaves on this Hoya can often be pink and some of the leaves can end up being entirely white. When happy in their environment, they will produce clusters of sweet-smelling pink flowers which tend to be more scented at night.


Ideal temperature is somewhere between 15 -27C. In winter, avoid temperatures below 10C.


Keep well watered throughout the growing season, and water once the top 2 inches of soil is dry. Hoyas have some tolerance to drought so it's best to underwater than overwater this plant.

Did you know?

In its native tropical habitat, Hoyas grows epiphytically on trees and other plants, and they can reach up to several meters in length, vining their way around other plants for support.

This plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs. 


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