Hoya carnosa - tricolor
Remind yourself how spectacular you are by surrounding yourself with the beautiful, leafy vines of a Hoya TriColor. The indoor vines of this plant love to change color according to how much light they receive. Turning pink is this houseplant’s way of showing you how well you are caring for it. The brighter the indirect light, the more pink variegation these plants may produce. Just remember to keep them away from direct sunlight.
Meet the Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
Looking for a striking indoor plant to add color to your home? Meet Hoya Carnosa Tricolor - a stunning tropical plant that can transform any space with its unique and eye-catching foliage. The Hoya Carnosa Tricolor is part of the Hoya family and is native to Southeast Asia, including China, India, and Indonesia. Commonly referred to as "Wax Plant" or "Porcelain Flower," this plant is known for its distinctive variegated leaves, which feature shades of green, cream, and pink.
The Hoya Carnosa Tricolor is an easy-to-care-for plant that thrives in bright, indirect light. It prefers to be kept in a warm and humid environment and should be watered moderately. As a slow-growing plant, it can take a few years to reach its full potential, but the wait is well worth it when the Hoya Carnosa Tricolor is in full bloom.
Care Instructions for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
To ensure your Hoya Carnosa Tricolor thrives, it's important to follow some specific care instructions. This plant should be placed in a bright, but not direct, light source, such as near an east-facing window or under a grow light. Hoya Carnosa Tricolor prefers a humid environment, so misting the plant or placing a tray of water nearby can help maintain the necessary moisture.
Watering should be done when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It's important not to overwater the plant, as this can lead to root rot. Additionally, it's recommended to fertilize the plant during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
Companion Plants for Hoya Carnosa Tricolor
Looking to create a stunning display of indoor plants? Consider pairing your Hoya Carnosa Tricolor with these three companion plants.
- Spider Plant - This easy-to-care-for plant has long, variegated leaves that complement the Hoya Carnosa Tricolor's foliage.
- Pothos - Also known as Devil's Ivy, Pothos is a trailing plant with variegated leaves that can provide a nice contrast to the Hoya Carnosa Tricolor's upright growth habit.
- Chinese Evergreen - With its glossy, variegated leaves, the Chinese Evergreen is an excellent complement to the Hoya Carnosa Tricolor. Both plants prefer similar growing conditions and can thrive in the same environment.
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa 'tricolor'
Common Name(s): Tricolor, Porcelain Flower, Wax Plant, Honey Plant