Hoya carnosa are part of the Apocynaceae family and the 'Tricolour' is a cultivated variety. They are native to south Asia. These climbing plants have thick, fleshy, waxy leaves which are elliptical in shape, the juvenile leaves have a pink flush. Hoya produce clusters of star shaped waxy flowers - they smell beautiful. Although not known to be toxic, the sap produced may be an irritant.
Pot: 14cm diameter.
Foliage: Approximately 40cm in length
Secrets to success
Temperature: Average to warm is fine, 16-24°C.
Light: Hoya carnosa 'Tricolour' can handle 2 hours of direct sunlight and will be happiest in a bright spot.
Air Humidity: Average humidity is fine but to increase humidity group plants together, mist them, use a humidifier or place your plant on a watered pebble tray.
Watering: Water moderately during the growing season and reduce watering in winter.
Fertiliser: Feed Hoya every few weeks during the growing period.
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These plants are not known to be toxic but sap is an irritant, keep out of reach just in case.