Sometimes I keep ugly plants just to give them a chance to live their lives. I wrote about the ugly version of a Hoya carnosa “krimson princess” a while ago and how its leaves are oddly distorted and look like slices of roast beef. I got these two as cuttings from the same private seller and she did say they were from two different plants. Both plants were krimson princess. One was just.. odd.
I expected the odd one to correct itself, but now 1,5 years later, it’s even uglier. The leaves aren’t as curly, but they’re still sort of distorted along the edges. And they stay meaty red, even though the sun doesn’t hit the leaves directly. The funny thing is that the regular krimson princess turned out even more beautiful than they usually are.