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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: Trails or climbs 2 to 6 feet or more.
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 14, 2011 3:08 PM

I have two of this particular Hoya, one from a cutting I received in a trade and the other purchased from Home Depot a couple of years ago. It's not a particular favorite of mine although I do find the foliage interesting compared to other carnosas. Neither of my plants has produced blooms yet and I'm again hoping that next summer they will grace me with a flower or two.

I grow this as I do other Hoyas, in bright light and a fast-draining, chunky potting medium.

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Posted by jojoe (Thomson,Ga. - Zone 8a) on Mar 12, 2013 11:07 AM

The leaves of the H.carnosa 'chelsea' are easily sun burned if left in the sun. It prefers bright shade.

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