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Hoya Chelsea, or Hoya Carnosa Chelsea, is an evergreen climber with smooth, cupped leaves. Its veins are slightly raised and give a puckered appearance on the semi-succulent foliage. Occasionally referred to as the Chelsea wax plant, this specimen is originally found in Eastern Asia and Australia.
From spring through summer, Hoya Chelsea produces clusters of waxy, star-shaped flowers that come in shades of pink and white. The center of the flowers is dotted with dark maroon.
This specimen grows well under bright, indirect sunlight. You can use a cactus soil mix for the plant. You can also add organic mulch to provide extra nutrients, or some sand if the potting mix is too compact.
As the plant has succulent properties, you do not need to water it too often. Check that the upper 1 to 2 inches of the soil is dry before watering it. Repot the plant when it has grown to double its initial size.
Hoya Chelsea can eventually grow up to 12 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide. Its thick, rounded leaves will certainly make it stand out amidst pots and baskets of long-leaf epiphytes.
At A Glance:
- Light: Bright but indirect
- Temperature: 60-70°F
- Humidity: Moderate, around 60%
- Water: Once every 1-2 weeks.
- Pet-Friendly: No
We ship from Los Angeles, and we only ship within the United States. We do not ship to Hawaii / Canada / International. We typically ship on Mondays or Tuesdays to avoid plants being stuck in transit over the weekends, but we may sometimes ship later in the week depending on order volume. With that said, we cannot guarantee or control delivery time. If delivery time is a concern, please opt for upgraded shipping.
We take great care when packaging and preparing your plants for shipment. They'll be shipped either in a nursery pot in soil or sphagnum moss, or shipped bare root wrapped in sphagnum moss or other damp material to retain moisture. We also add poly-fil around the plant for padding, then wrap it in bubble wrap, and finally add packing peanuts for extra cushion to ensure a safe and clean transport.
We also offer local pick-up if you're in the Los Angeles area.