Hoya carnosa ˈSuzie Qˈ

Hoya Carnosa 'Suzie Q'

Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' is a very unique hoya hybrid which is a cross between the Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen' and Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8'. This plant’s foliage is a pale pink when juvenile. When mature, the leaves develop a dark green coloration with a broad cream colored margin that often segments the leaves to the mid-vein. The leaves also are deeply dimpled in a figure of 8 shape. 

Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' also grows palest pink blooms that have a soft floral scent.


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Scientific name: Hoya carnosa ssp.

Common names: Suzie Q

Origin: Hybrid.

Flower colour: Pale pink

Genus: Hoya

Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepiadaceae)

Kingdom: Plantae

Type:Flowering vine

How to care for

Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q'

Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' is an easy-to-care-for houseplant as long as it receives the bright indirect light it needs. They do not require frequent watering or a particularly moist environment. Because of its succulent nature and its waxy leaves, the Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' needs very little water.


  • Bright, indirect light
  • Temperature range of 45-95 degrees F
  • Humidity level of 70% to 80%.
  • Well-draining loose soil
  • Low watering requirements

Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' Detail

Light Requirements:

  • The Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' thrives in bright, indirect, or filtered light, which is necessary for optimal development and colour variation. On the other hand, getting some sun, especially in the winter and spring, is good for you.
  • Exposure to the sun for an hour or so during these months can help stimulate flowering. Conversely, during the hot summer days, the Hoya's leaves should be shielded from direct sunlight.
  • For the sake of your Hoya, make sure it has access to enough of shade if it is going to be kept outside during the warmer months of the year.

Temperature Requirements:

  • With a temperature range that spans 60°F to 90°F, Hoya carnosas are the ideal houseplant for many regions.
  • Avoid both the extremes of temperature and the extremes of weather. Prolonged exposure to temperatures below 45 °F or above 95 °F may be harmful to the plant.
  • Keep in mind that the Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' is sensitive to cold, so on chilly evenings it's best to bring them inside.

Humidity Requirements:

  • Humidity is high in tropical places. Therefore, 70%–80% relative humidity is ideal for your Hoya Hoyacarnosa 'Suzie Q'.
  • If you live in a dry climate, the bathroom is the best place to house your Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q'.
  • A pebble tray is another way to increase the humidity around your plant. Just put some rocks and water in the tray and set it under the pot. Water evaporation is the means to that end.
  • You can also cluster your plants together in one area. Because of transpiration, the relative humidity will increase. If the humidity levels are constantly changing, you may want to use a humidifier.

Watering Requirements:

  • Because of its thick succulent leaves, Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q' does not require much water. However, this also makes them more prone to injury at high water levels than low ones.
  • It is recommended to wait until the top three inches of soil are totally dry before giving the plants any further water. If this doesn't happen, the soil will get overly wet, and the roots will sit in the extra liquid. This will cause root rot in your Hoya carnosa 'Suzie Q', and eventually cause its death.
  • Watering your plant once per week up to three times per week is ideal. Underwatering is much less dangerous than overwatering.
  • You also shouldn't water your plant the same quantity every week throughout the year. During the hotter summer months, your plants will need more frequent watering.
  • However, during the colder months of fall and winter, you should gradually taper down watering frequency.

Soil Requirements:

  • Once again, the key to a happy hoya is using well-drained soil for optimal growth.
  • Use a coarse potting soil with ingredients like perlite, peat moss, pumice, and orchid bark for the best results.
  • You can also use African Violet Potting Mix, which is already mixed and ready to go. The same may be said with other combinations tailored to succulents. These aerated, quick-draining combinations reduce the likelihood of root rot.

Fertilizing Requirements:

  • If you do decide to use fertiliser, it's best to choose the organic route.
  • Organic fertiliser can be applied every other month during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • When possible, hold off on fertilising until spring. At various points in time, your plant won't be actively developing, and hence won't need any further fertilisers.
  • When choosing a fertiliser, be sure it has both potassium and phosphorus.
  • Synthetic fertilisers have the potential to cause root burn. If you do want to use them, fertilise only once a month while the plants are actively growing.


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