Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8' is part of the Apocynaceae family and is a cultivar. This Hoya is a vine with dimpled leathery leaves; it looks like a cross between Hoya carnosa and Hoya carnosa 'Compacta'. The flowers form in a globe and are sweet smelling, star-shaped and pink with a reddish centre. Although not known to be toxic, the sap produced may be an irritant.
Foliage: Approximately 35cm in length
Secrets to success
Temperature: Average to warm is fine, 16-24°C.
Light: Hoya carnosa can handle 2 hours of direct sunlight and will be happiest in a bright spot.
Watering: Water moderately during the growing season and reduce watering in winter.
Air Humidity: Average humidity is fine but to increase humidity group plants together, mist them, use a humidifier or place your plant on a watered pebble tray.
Fertiliser: Feed Hoya every few weeks during the growing period.
These plants are not known to be toxic but keep out of reach just in case.