Summer has set in and the Hoyas all just knew and started a huge growth spurt. I bought this in February 2020 and now the vines are long enough to start their trellis training. Hoya carnosa varieties are known for being hardy and fast growing, especially if they’re not variegated. The “Krinkle 8” variety is no different.
This wonderful wrinkly Hoya carnosa “krinkle 8” is new to my collection. I didn’t actually think I would find one of these ever, even though they’re fairly common. This Hoya has 8 dimples along the middle of the leaves, which is how it got its odd sounding name.
I got this plant a couple of weeks ago, but wasn’t sure exactly what type it was, so I had to wait for a new leaf to pop out before I could properly identify it. Some of the older leaves look more like the ones on a regular Hoya carnosa, but the new leaf does have the cute little dimples of a “krinkle 8”!