Chelsea Hoya (Hoya carnosa "Chelsea")
Hoya Carnosa “chelsea” is a rare hoya variety. It has thick, succulent-like waxy leaves that are slightly puckered and heart shaped. New growth sprouts from the stem in pairs and can be a deep purple to red color before it turns into a deep emerald green. They are commonly grown in hanging baskets and make a pretty trailing vine that can grow up to 12 feet long! Mature plants will bloom in summer, producing round mounds of sweet-smelling, star-shaped flowers that are white with a pink center.
>>Fun Fact: Hoya blooms are very fragrant and the chelsea hoya flower has a unique scent that is described to smell faintly of chocolate.
Light: Very bright filtered light or brief amounts of direct morning sun
Water: Saturate once the soil has dried out completely: Approx every 2 weeks
Soil: Well draining, light weight potting mix. Additives could include perlite
Bloom: Mature plants will bloom in summer from small shoots off the stem called a peduncle
Propagate: Take a stem cutting along the main vine right below a node. Place in water making sure the node stays wet. Once roots form, transition to soil and keep slightly moist for a few weeks.
*Plants ship bare root