Hoya globulosa Hook.

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Beautiful plant. Long and slightly narrow leaves, emerald green with a nice pattern formed by the lighter leaves. Pubescent on the back side of the leaf.

Hoya globulosa may be difficult for some to bring to bloom. It appears to like lots of light and humidity to flower, and strangely enough it seems to be a species that likes warmth although originating from the Himalaya area. Flowers creme colored or yellowish.

May be a unpublished species that has been misidentified as Hoya globulosa.

 Variations in Hoya
Light, but no sunlight

Likes light but should not be exposed to sunlight. A protected window facing west is good.


Should not be allowed to go dry. Keep slightly moist at all times.


Temperate species. Should not be exposed to draught or temperatures below 17°C. Grows best in an average temperature of 30°C.

Flower size: 15mm

Leaf size: ca 5cm × 15cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: ?


Origin: Thailand, China (Himalaya)

Author: Hook.

Publication: Gard. Chron. ( 1882) I. 732


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