Hoya Carnosa Dark Red is a beautiful wax plant with thick, pointy-leaves which vary from deep green to brownish red in color when sun-stressed. It gets its name from the clusters of star-shaped, stunningly deep red flowers it can produce.
Pot size: 10 cm (diameter)
Plant size: 15 cm (without the pot)
Hoya Carnosa Dark Red is one of the many Hoya varieties that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. They are loved by houseplant enthusiasts because they are very easy to care for as long as you keep it in a bright spot and are careful with water. These plants are epiphytic in their natural habitat, which means they do not naturally grow in soil, but on trees. This is why your plant will need a well-draining mix and not too much water when kept in a pot.
If you want to encourage your Hoya Carnosa Dark Red to bloom, place it in a spot where it gets a lot of light, and don’t repot it because the stress of being root-bound helps Hoya bloom. Fertilize it regularly. Pruning its stems in late winter will allow it to bush out and make it more likely for it to produce flowers as well.
Allow the soil to dry between watering