The cascading nature of its vines and tightly curled leaves make for a very intriguing plant!
Its unique features and slow-growing nature require an expert level of patience.
The Hoya carnosa ‘Compacta' demands a routine with little deviation, if not your new growth might wither away. However, if you can appease your plant they will produce a beautiful bright pink star-shaped flower!
Key Benefits of Hoya 'Krinkle Kurl'
Hoya’s are succulent plants by nature and require very little care. Checking in on them every 5 to 10 days is perfect. They typically prefer drier soil and more humidity.
Hoya 'Krinkle Kurl' Plant Care Tips
How to care for information:
Other Common Names: Porcelain Flower, Krinkle 8, Hindu Rope
Binomial Name:Hoya carnosa‘Compacta’
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright indirect to filtered bright light
Water: Allow soil to dry completely
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Hoya 'Krinkle Kurl' Plant Story
Where is it from?
The Hoya Krinkle Kurl is native to southern India and is frequently called the Hindu rope.
Who is the Hoya 'Krinkle Kurl' ?
Rather than vine upwards like most hoyas, this one will drape downwards. Creating a thick rope of intricately curling leaves.
Good For You!
Pet Friendly! Hoya’s are non-toxic making them perfect for homes with curious pets or children!
Is the Hoya 'Krinkle Kurl' the right plant for me?
When we say that an expert level of patience is required, we aren’t kidding.
If you can fight the urge to water it frequently, in hopes that an extra drop of water will encourage it to grow. Then you should have no issues with this gorgeous beauty. Provide lots of bright light and warmth and you will be rewarded with a cluster of bright pink flowers.
Plant Care Level: Medium
Location Suggestions: Living rooms and home offices make for the perfect show off your intricate beauty.
Hoya 'Krinkle Kurl' Care Guide
Prefers bright, indirect light or filtered bright light
Allow soil to completely dry in between watering. The succulent leaves will hold water. During warmer months, keep the soil moist.
Average from 18°C to 24°C
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Non-toxic. Although, it is a great practice to keep your plants away from pets and children.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot. Only do so when necessary as Hoyas prefer to be rootbound.
Provide a trellis for extra support and keep the plant appearing nice and tidy.