- Hoya carnosa 'Albomarginata'
Hoya carnosa 'Albomarginata'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Hoya carnosa 'Albomarginata' are part of the Apocynaceae family and is native to India and other parts of Asia. Leaves are ovate with white and pink variegation. Flowers are star shaped, waxy and sweet smelling. The genus "Hoya" was named after Thomas Hoy, an English gardener from the early 1800s.
Foliage: Approximately 10cm in length.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Optimum temperatures are 18-26°C during spring and summer. Winter temperatures 13-15°C.
Light: Plenty of bright light is needed during the active growing season. Direct sunlight during the day is fine for a couple of hours or so.
Watering: Water thoroughly during growing season, allow to dry out a little between waterings, reduce watering in winter.
Air humidity: This plant requires moderate to higher humidity, this can be achieved by misting the leaves, grouping plants together or placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertiliser: Fertilise every 2 weeks during the growing season, half the recommended dilution.
For further information about Hoya, check out our blog.
Although deemed non-toxic, avoid contact with milky/white sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Sap could make pets and children sick if ingested.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.