Hoya arnottiana Wight

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Hoya arnottiana originates from higher altitudes of the Himalaya region. The species is fairly easily cultivated climber with large, emerald green leaves.

That the natural habitat of Hoya arnottiana is in Himalaya indicates that it prefers a cool position. It doesn't mind light though as long as it doesn't generate too much heat. I grow mine in a window facing east in a self watering pot so it gets an even amount of water.

Hoya arnottiana blooms with rather dense umbels with cream colored flowers. The flowers reflex in time and last a few days. It has a rather strange scent that is difficult to describe.

 Variations in Hoya
Light, but no sunlight

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

Slightly moist

Tolerates some drought but should not be allowed to run completely dry.

Cool

Cool growing species. Tolerates longer periods of temperatures just below 10°C. Does not like to be exposed to temperatures above 25°C for any longer period.

Flower size: 13 mm

Leaf size: 10 cm × 17 cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Strange perfume

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Origin: India, Nepal (Himalaya, Sikkim)

Author: Wight

Publication: Wight´s Contributions to the Botany of India, vol.37 (1834)

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