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Wax plant 'Tricolor'    

Hoya carnosa

  • 5 plantings
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Tricolor is a popular variety of Wax plant, which belongs to the Hoya genus (Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Lavender pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Office Green and   Coral pink colour.

This hoya grows faster than other varieties. It also has the tricolor leaves to add to its handsome waxy leaves and its clustered and star shaped flowers that have a pleasant fragrance during the evening hours. It will be happy climbing on a trellis or in a hanging container.

It is an Succulent and is treated mainly as a Evergreen, This means that it is a plant that retains its leaves throughout the year. Tricolor is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 5.00 metres (16.25 feet).

As Tricolor Wax plant is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tricolor have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tricolor

  • Dappled Sun

  • Low

May be propagated by stem cuttings.1

Grows better in bright shade or filtered light and can tolerate some frost for a short period of time.2

Position in a dappled sun location and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Tricolor is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 as Tricolor is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Tricolor from seed

Transplanting Tricolor

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tricolor is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tricolor

Footnotes

1 ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1344.html

2 rareflora.com/hoyacartri.html