Hoya Krimson Queen Care
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Hoya Krimson Queen Care

Here’s our guide to hoya krimson queen care, be really careful of watering and soil as it’s an epiphyte and you’ll get on well…

Hoya Krimson Queen Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil once a week and only water it if totally dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced feed, monthly in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark. 
Temperature:15-28°C (59-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Hoya variegata, hoya tricolor.
Common issues:Overwatering.


The Krimson Queen is a beautiful variegated vining hoya, from South East Asia. We run down all you need to know…

See also: Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis.

Light Needs

Give your krimson queen bright indirect sunlight. No direct sun though, which can burn the leaves.

How Often To Water

Check the soil once a week and only water it if totally dry. Make sure you tip out any excess water after watering, especially if you keep your plant pot inside another external container, as leaving water to stand in there can cause root rot if it seeps into the soil.


Feed it a well diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.


Hoyas must have a really well draining medium that is suitable for an epiphyte and that does not hold on to water. A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark works well.

For more on hoya soil (what to buy and how to make your own) see our guide here: Hoya Soil.

When To Repot

Repot in spring time if the roots are crowded. It won’t mind being a little bit pot bound.


60% is the ideal humidity, they will flourish if given a decent amount. We recommend buying a humidity meter to easily monitor this.


This plant will thrive in 15-28°C (59-82°F). They’ll be fine if the temperature drops off at night too.

How To Propagate Hoya Krimson Queen

Take a cutting with a few leaves and at least one node. Root it in water for a month or so, then pot it up into a good soil mix for hoyas. Keep them humid and warm.

Hoya Krimson Queen Vs Princess

The hoya krimson queen has more pink on it, but thinner light variegated areas on it, where a the princess has more light vearagation. The leaves on the hoya krimson princess are slighly longer and thinner thank the queen.

Hoya Krimson Queen Flower Smell

The have a chocolate smell to them, combined with a flowery, floral scent. Yes really.

Hoya Krimson Queen Vs Tricolor

The hoya krimson queen and hoya tricolor are the same plan, just different names for it.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Hoya variegata, hoya tricolor.

FAQs And Common Problems

Hoyas can be really slow growing, especially after moving them or a temperature drop, so do not worry if they grow slowly.

The most common cause issues are related to over watering – like leaf browning or root rot – make sure you only water the plant when the soil has dried out, and that it is in a really well draining mix suitable for epiphytes.

Other Articles You Might Like

Hope you enjoyed this guide, you might also like our other articles: Hoya Mathilde, Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis, Jessenia Pothos, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Glacier Pothos.

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