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Tricolour Wax Plant

Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'

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Also known as

Variegated Wax Plant, Fleshy-Leaved Wax Flower

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Tricolour Wax Plant Overview

Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor' is a popular house plant, typically grown for its attractive waxy, colourful pink, green and creamy-white foliage and sweetly scented flowers. These flowers last about one week, they produce lots of nectar and have a strong sweet fragrance that it can fill an entire room at night. Also known by the names Tricolor Wax Plant, Fleshy-Leaved Wax Flower and Variegated Wax Plant, amongst others. When grown indoors, this climbing plant can grow quite tall and they are usually grown on small trellises or trained around wire or stakes. When the plant is young and small they can look attractive grouped together in a hanging basket.

Common problems with Tricolour Wax Plant

How to harvest Tricolour Wax Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Tricolour Wax Plant


Take stem cuttings (roughly 8-10cm) in spring.

Special features of Tricolour Wax Plant

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Tricolour Wax Plant

Suitable for containers in conservatories, greenhouses and indoor rooms, grown against walls and up supports.