Hoya dennisii P.I.Forst. & Liddle

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Hoya dennisii is a small growing Hoya for trellis as it's a twiner. Not a very fast grower in my experience but some say it is.

Leaves are rather hard, small, up to 50mm long and 25mm wide but often smaller, dark green with a beautiful venetion.

The flowers of Hoya dennisii are really big for a Hoya of this size, about 20mm across (3/4"). When just opened the flowers have a faint scent that reminds me of a shoe sole. At night the scent is sweet but not very strong. Color is bright pink with a dark red corona.

In my experience Hoya dennisii is not a very difficult Hoya to grow though it is very sensitive to change when with buds. Placed in a sheltered west facing window it has thrived when left alone. Keep it slightly moist but not wet.

 Variations in Hoya

Should not be exposed to sunlight.. A shaded window facing west or east is good.


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


Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

Flower size: 20mm

Leaf size: ca 25mm × 50mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Faint


Origin: Salomon Islands

Author: P.I.Forst. & Liddle

Publication: Austrobaileya, 4(1): 51 (1993)


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