Hoya finlaysonii Wight

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There are several clones of Hoya finlaysonii in trade and they differ from each other in different ways. The species was used to name a komplex of hoya species, the finlaysonii komplex, where one will also find Hoya vitellinoides and Hoya callistophylla

Hoya finlaysonii has very hard leaves, dark green and relatively prominent veins. I wouldn't call it a beautiful plant but rather interesting. Strangely enough I find the back side of the leaves prettier than the front. I've had two clones of Hoya finlaysonii where one only differed from the other by having larger leaves.

Likes sun. Can run dry every once in a while whitout being harmed. In comparison to the leaves the flowers are quite small, yellow-brown in color with maroon margins. No Hoya in the finlaysonii complex have perfumed flowers, but at least this one doesn't smell bad.

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Information and photos of variations in Hoya finlaysonii in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya finlaysonii in my collection
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.


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: 6mm

Leaf size: ca 15cm × 20cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Grass


Origin: Thailand, Malaysia

Author: Wight

Publication: Wight´s Contributions to the Botany of India, vol.38 (1837)


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