Known for its mesmerizing foliage, each leaf boasts colors of green, pink, white, or yellow-colored foliage. This peculiar variegation is stable and won't fade or revert.
Similar to the classic Hoya carnosa, the ‘Tricolor’ is a climbing vine. It will send out long tendrils to wrap itself around and help secure it as it grows. The light pink star-shaped flowers grow in clusters creating a large ball.
Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 5-9"
Plant Care Level: Easy
Hoyas are sometimes referred to as “scent mimics”. These scent mimics can have a wide range of scents. Some can smell as honey while others like the ‘Corpse flower’ can smell of rotting meat. Most Hoya’s smells are reminiscent of vanilla, and other confectioner goods. The ‘Tricolor’ is said to smell like chocolate!
Hoya 'Tricolor' Care Tips
How to care for information:
- Hoyas are susceptible to root rot, it’s best to plant your hoya in a soil medium with high porosity. Add orchid bark and perlite to your soil medium.
- Allow the soil to completely dry in between watering. The succulent leaves will hold water. During warmer months, keep the soil moist but not water logged.
- Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
- Provide a trellis for extra support and keep the plant appearing nice and tidy.
The Hoya 'Tricolor' Story
Where is it from?
The Hoya 'Tricolor' is native to Asia and Australia.
Who is the Hoya 'Tricolor'?
‘Tricolor’ is a variegated cultivar of the Hoya carnosa. Its thick waxy leaves are resistant to drought and pests. These succulent leaves can even withstand the early morning sun.
Good For You!
Sleep? We love Hoyas in the bedroom! With their long vining habit, it creates the perfect relaxing mood.
Breath? The Hoya plant is air-purifying.
Is the Hoya 'Tricolor' the right plant for me?
The Hoya ‘Tricolor’ is fairly easy to care for. Although, the watering schedule and consistency is the hardest part of caring for this plant, or any Hoya. Place your plant in a location with bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight - this will solve your watering issues and prevent any problems along the way.
If you are new to Hoya’s, the ‘Tricolor’ is one of the easiest!
Pet Friendly: Yes, the Hoya is pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: These plants look great in a hanging planter or on a shelf.