Hoya carnosa 'Purple Pride'
The Purple Pride is a very attractive variegated variety of the ever popular Hoya carnosa. The Hoya coarnosa along with the Hoya pubicalyx and Hoya compacta is one of the easiest to grow and most widely cultivated Hoya species. As such there are many many cultiuvars.
New leaves are pink to dark purple but will revert to white and green as the leaf matures. Given enough light they will produce fully white leaves every now and then. They also produce cricket ball shaped umbels of tightly clustered, star shaped flowers that are highly fragrant.
As a general rule, let the top 2-3cm of soil in the pot dry out before watering again in the growing season (Spring and Summer). In the colder months let them dry out much more before watering again. They are highly drought tolerant plants due to their waxy leaves and the photosynthetic pathway they use so if your unsure hold off on the water.
Position and Lighting
As a variegated Hoya they require heaps of bright indirect light if you want them to flower and maintain good variegation. They will benefit from a bit of full sun in the morning as it will help them flower. A north facing window is perfect for these lovely ladies!
They will be between 30 to 50cm tall when they are delivered but will climb much higher. When they get a bit more advanced you can take stem cuttings. These will give you more plants as well as encouraging the original plant to branch giving it a bushier habit.
What to do when it arrives
Hoya carnosa 'Purple Pride' ships in a 1.5L nursery pot that is wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in during transport. They will fit any pot from our Classic Pot Range.
Hoyas are one of the toughest plants getting around the greenhouse so they are really easy to care for! Download the care guide so you know how to treat them special.
Hoya carnosa 'Purple Pride'
Caring for your Hoya carnosa 'Purple Pride'
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Our plant packaging is designed by people know how to keep plants fresh and healthy in transit. Your plants will enjoy a comfortable trip directly from our greenhouse to your door in just a few of days. Your plant will not have to deal with the stress of being bare rooted for transport (how most plants are sent) and you won’t have to deal with the mess and fuss of potting up your new plant when you receive it.
The plastic pot will be wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in place, it will then be tied into a specially designed cardboard insert which will keep it stable and upright throughout its journey. The insert will be glued in place on top of your cardboard wrapped ceramic pot to hold it down and your plant up!
Your plant will come in its plastic pot which we make sure fits perfectly in whichever ceramic pot you choose. Our packaging has been designed to allow us to send your beautiful ceramic pot along with your plant, fully potted, yep in soil, together in the same box.
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Please note, due to quarantine restrictions on plants and soil, we are not able to deliver plants to WA, NT and TAS.
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