Hoya 'Krinkle 8'
Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8'
Also known as
Hoya 'Krinkle', Wax Flower 'Krinkle 8', Wax Flower 'Krinkle'
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This plant has a mild fragrance
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Hoya 'Krinkle 8' Overview
Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8' is a climbing vine species in the Apocynaceae family that produces thick, crinkle-textured, waxy, rounded leaves. It is a more compact cultivar than it's parent Hoya Carnosa - also known as the Wax Plant. Hoya flowers are among the most exquisite blooms in creation! The white/pale pink, star-shaped blooms look almost unreal - they resemble porcelain flowers - and have a delicate fragrance at night. These are relatively rare though, and may bloom at unexpected times of the year. Hoyas are often grown indoors as house plants as they like a warm environment that is bright and humid. Outdoors, they need a sheltered, sunny, frost-free position. They are originally from the tropics where they grow in trees, so are also suited to hanging baskets. Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8' needs well-draining soil. It is easy to look after and likes being pot-bound - so it only needs to be re-potted every few years. Needs a support to climb up. Also known as Hoya 'Krinkle' or Wax Flower 'Krinkle'.
Common problems with Hoya 'Krinkle 8'
How to propagate Hoya 'Krinkle 8'
Take 7cm stem tip cuttings in spring, they should include at least 1 pair of leaves. Hoyas will root easily in moist potting mix.
Air-layering can be done in spring or summer
Special features of Hoya 'Krinkle 8'
Bright indirect light year-round is needed, some direct sun is fine, but shade plants from harsh summer sun, which can scorch foliage. Hoyas will live in low light, but will not bloom.
Hoyas like an open potting medium that allows some air to get to the roots. Typical mixes include large-grade drainage material such as perlite, pumice, or ceramic balls.
Other uses of Hoya 'Krinkle 8'
Grown as ornamental plants both indoors and outdoors.