Tricolor Hoya Plant Care - How to Grow Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor' - Soltech
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Tricolor Hoya

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'

KNOWN AS: Wax Plant, Wax Vine, Porcelain Flower

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Southeast Asia | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: There are some plants with leaves that are green on the edges and light green or white in the center. Some of these leaves might also have a pinkish hue. You can display these plants by putting them on a high shelf or hanging them in a planter.

Tricolor Hoya Care

Water your soil when it is about 50% dry. Avoid watering too much. You may need to water less frequently during winter or in areas with less sunlight.
The ideal light for your Tricolor Hoya is bright indirect light. If it gets too much direct sunlight, the leaves might burn. It can also survive in lower light conditions, but you will need to adjust how often you water it and expect it to look stretched out and sparse.
This plant will love a humid environment.
This plant likes to be around average indoor temperatures. However, it prefers the warmer side. If it feels cold drafts or dry heat from vents, it may complain.
Hoya leaves are poisonous to pets and people. If you eat the leaves, you will feel mouth and stomach irritation, and there is a chance you will vomit. Some people also get skin irritation when they touch the sap.
You can propagate a Tricolor Hoya by taking a cutting from a healthy vine. Cut a section of the vine that has at least two leaves attached below the lowest leaf. Remove the lower leaves so you have a clear stem before planting. You can plant directly into moistened potting mix that is suitable for cactus or succulents. Try to press only the cut stem into the soil, allowing the remaining leaves to stay exposed and get good air circulation to avoid rotting. Once the roots are a few inches long and you've spotted some new growth, you can properly pot up the whole plant!

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Tricolor Hoya Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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