Hoya Chelsea Variegata
Variegated Hoya Chelsea, aka Hoya Carnosa Chelsea Variegata, is a beautiful variety of Carnosa with slightly puckered, cupped, semi-succulent leaves. The slightly raised veins along with the shape of the leaf give this plant a unique look with its contrasting white borders. Growing long, winding vines, this plant is eager to climb, but will happily cascade down the sides of the pot, making it an ideal choice for a trellis or hanging planter.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
When Hoya's are "stressed," which can happen when they are not given enough water or receive too much sun or bright light, they can have some stunning reactions. If you want your plant to bloom, keep the soil dry, if you want the foliage to turn different shades of pinks, reds, or purples, depending on the plant, keep them in very bright light.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.