Hoya Krimson Queen, also known as Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower, is a popular houseplant due to its beautiful foliage and sweet-scented flowers. If you’re looking to expand your collection of Hoya plants, propagating the Krimson Queen variety is an excellent option.
Propagation is a process that involves taking cuttings from the mother plant and growing new plants from them. There are several methods for propagating Hoya plants; however, we’ll be focusing on water propagation in this article.
Step-by-step guide on how to propagate Hoya Krimson Queen
1. Choose a healthy mother plant
Before starting the propagation process, ensure that your mother plant is healthy and free from any diseases or pests. Look for stems with at least two nodes (the point where leaves grow).
2. Take cuttings
Using clean scissors or pruning shears, take 4-6 inches long stem cuttings just below a node. Remove any leaves from the bottom half of each cutting while leaving at least 3-4 leaves on top.
3. Prepare your rooting vessel
Choose a clear container filled with distilled water up to three-quarters full.
4.Insert Cuttings into Water
Insert the stem cutting upright into the water-filled vessel so that the lowest node sits just above or slightly submerged in water.
5.Place Vessel Near Indirect Sunlight
Place your vessel near indirect sunlight and keep it there until roots start sprouting out of lower node (usually takes about 2 weeks). Keep adding fresh distilled water whenever necessary to maintain appropriate levels.
6.Transfer Cutting Into Soil/Potting Mix
Once root growth reaches around an inch/more than 3 centimeters transfer rooted cutting(s) gently into well-draining soil/potting mix with good air circulation capabilities.
7.Care Continuation:Keep Humidity High & Avoid Direct Sun Exposure
Ensure your newly propagated plant gets the right amount of water and humidity, avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as possible since its leaves are sensitive to extreme weather conditions.
Propagating Hoya Krimson Queen is a simple process that requires minimal effort. With the above step-by-step guide, you can enjoy growing your own Wax Plant from cutting in no time! Remember to keep soil moist, maintain high humidity levels & avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for optimal growth experience. Happy Propagating!