What it dislikes: Direct sun, artificial light, dark corners.
Why it’s special: Everything you love about the classic carnosa, but with leaves lined in white and pink, in addition to the green. It needs very bright, but indirect light, to thrive. Follow watering procedure for normal carnosa, above.
What it likes: Like its variegated cousin, the tricolor, this Hoya needs a bright spot where it won’t receive direct sun. What it dislikes: Low-medium light, cold drafty windows. Why it’s special: this Hoya has incredible dark green, round, lightly speckled leaves.
Though many swear Hoya plant care is among the easiest of all indoor plants, we’ve cared for many Hoyas in the nursery over the years, and have learned that each has its specific likes and dislikes.
Here are 5 of our favorite Hoya cultivars and their care requirements.
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Occasionally, this Hoya will have stems of bright pink and will shoot out solid white leaves. What it dislikes: Low-medium light, cold drafty windows. Portlanders, be sure you have a bright enough spot to keep this one happy!
Why it’s special: sometimes called Krimson princess or krimson queen, this Hoya carnosa cultivar has variegated foliage that includes cream, yellow, and pink, in addition to bright green.
What it likes: This is one of the hardier Hoyas we’ve encountered. Spade-shaped, soft to touch and slightly furry (the technical term is pubescence), this Hoya also shoots out vines that grow in a more upright habit than the carnosas.
It still wants bright light, but is tolerant of medium light. What it likes: This one is especially succulent – likes long dry spells, nice bright light and high humidity.
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