Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’

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Basic Info

Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ is a cultivar of the Hoya Carnosa plant, also known as the Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower. It is a popular houseplant that is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia and Australia. The Kringle Kurl cultivar is known for its unique foliage, which features glossy, dark green leaves that are twisted and curled in a unique and interesting way. The leaves of the Kringle Kurl cultivar have a distinctive wavy or crinkled appearance, which makes them look like they have been twisted and curled. This is caused by the growth of small bumps or knobs along the leaf’s surface, which create a rippling effect. The leaves are also slightly thicker and more succulent than those of the typical Hoya Carnosa plant. The Kringle Kurl cultivar produces clusters of fragrant, star-shaped flowers that are typically pink or white. These flowers are waxy and long-lasting, and they are often used in floral arrangements.

Scientific Classification

Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Marsdenieae

There are several reasons why you might want to consider adding the Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ to your plant collection:


1) Unique appearance: The Kringle Kurl cultivar has a distinctive appearance, with curled and twisted leaves that are unlike any other plant. It can add interest and variety to your collection and make a great conversation starter.


2) Easy care: Hoya Carnosa plants, including the Kringle Kurl cultivar, are relatively easy to care for, making them a great choice for beginner plant owners or anyone looking for a low-maintenance plant.


3) Air-purifying properties: Like other Hoya Carnosa plants, the Kringle Kurl cultivar is known for its ability to purify the air, removing harmful toxins and pollutants and improving the overall air quality in your home.


The flowers of Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’

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Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ hanging from a pot

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Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ in hands

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Care and Propagation Information


Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your succulent plant healthy.

It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’

This succulent type is a unique one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy pink-orange flowers.

It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Where to Plant


Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 10b-11b which is around +1.7 °C (35 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant your Kringle Kurl in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’


The succulent can be propagated by cuttings. This succulent type does not require repotting often.

Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ From Cuttings

When propagating Kringle Kurl from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous.

Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

Hoya Carnosa ‘Kringle Kurl’ is believed to be a cultivar.