Hoya Carnosa Krimson Queen
Hoya Carnosa Variegata
Hoya Carnosa Krimson Queen, the wax plant and sweetly scented flesh coloured flowers so exactly resembling wax, that you might almost make it into candles. It is mesmerizing not only because of its fragrance and waxy appearance but also because of the fact that each flower looks like a five-pointed star and the cluster of flowers also arranges itself in a star shape. It is a variegated variant of the Hoya Carnosa. The leaves of the Hoya Krimson Queen are either pink or white to creamy white colour around the leaf edges. The variegation can be from white or cream to yellowish depending upon the growing conditions.
The Hoya Carnosa Krimson Queen is an albomarginated plant, meaning the thick elongated leaves have white edges and a dark green centre with pointy ends, the pinker vines and younger leaves often have a pink undertone which turn white as they mature. Occasionally it will produce all-white leaves, albinism, which may reduce the survival rate of the plant which needs green cells for photosynthesis. Like other Hoya plants it is also a slow growing plant and likes high humidity, bright filtered light and well-draining soil.