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PlantFiles: Hoya, Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower
Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8'

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Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: carnosa (kar-NO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Krinkle 8
Additional cultivar information: (aka Krinkle-8)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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6 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Vestia On Mar 5, 2012, Vestia from San Francisco, CA wrote:

This should be properly listed as Hoya carnosa 'Krinkles 8'; it is a form of carnosa developed by Ed Hummel. Easy to grow and flower, it is faster than the "compacta"s, but slower than a regular carnosa. Well worth adding to any Hoya collection.

Positive seggy1 On Jul 6, 2010, seggy1 from Mesa, AZ wrote:

My stepmother gave me a rooted clipping from her Hoya. Hers grows very well in a shaded area in their home with a sky light as its only light sorce. It blooms once a year through the fall and winter. The blooms are very fragrant, with a spicey smell. She said her plant did not bloom until she moved into the home it is in now so I am assuming it is the low light combined with a average indoor temp. of 65. I live in a very hot climate and am keeping mine with little light and away from the air conditioning. So far it is healthy but growing very slow. I am also told by my stepmother that this plant has to bunch up its roots to produce more saplings, much like an aloe vera does.

Positive ArdenS On Aug 28, 2004, ArdenS from Washington, DC wrote:

We have grown this plant -- now a big vine that frames our kitchen window -- 4'x5' -- lush growth, but to date only a single flower that didn't last long.

Positive Rosyramon On Aug 23, 2004, Rosyramon from San Ramon, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I was given a cutting off a very large plant. I put it in my kitchen greenhouse window. It took a long time to start growing, but within a year it grew a few inches and flowered. At first I thought the pink waxy buds that came WERE the flowers. I was so surprised when they opened to beautiful pink flowers.

Positive tedandviv On Jun 16, 2004, tedandviv from Derby
United Kingdom wrote:

MY Hoya Carnosa is two years old and this year I have had to flowerings of 6 flowers each time. I have not noticed any scent to the plant but experience sticky droplets from the florets. It is trained around a hoop and seems to be very happy going round and round in a sunlight position in the conservatory, but not in direct sunlight as we find this makes the leaves go pale green. I have also been very successful in achieving many cuttings by putting them in rooting powder and placing them in a plant pot with a plastic bag covering it until it is rooted.

Positive BCBOYD On May 6, 2004, BCBOYD from Taylor, MI wrote:

i HAVE GROWN THIS PLANT AS A HOUSEPLANT FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS .mY MOTHER-IN-LAW HAD BEEN GROWING IT FOR AT LEAST 20 YEARS BEFOR THAT.
i SET THE POT OUTSIDE EVERY SUMMER AND IT BLOOMS WELL THRU SPRING AND INTO SUMMER. i KEEP IT IN PARTIAL SHADE. FULL SUN SCALDS THE LEAVES. iT IS QUITE VINEY WHICH CAUSES A FEW TANGLES. i TRIM IT BACK AFTER SPRING BLOOMING, WHICH KEEPS THE SIZE MANAGABLE. i HAVE STARTED ANOTHER PLANT FROM A CUTTING AND IT ALSO GROWS WELL. BCBOYD.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Fontana, California
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Ramon, California
South Yuba City, California
Washington, District Of Columbia
Homer, Louisiana
Dunellen, New Jersey
West Jefferson, Ohio
Edinburg, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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