Hoya lamingtoniae F.M Bailey

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Bought as Hoya solaniflora which in turn was a mislabelled PNG-4. Identified as Hoya lamingtoniae by two scientists.

A bit tricky to grow as it, in my experience, does not like to run dry and is sensitive to warmth as well as light and shade. I solved it by keeping it in a window facing south but allways keeping it slightly shaded from the sun.

Water regularly. Tolerates some drought but not to the extent of wilting.

I have also seen this labelled Hoya lamingtonii.

 Variations in Hoya
Shaded light

Likes lots of light but should be protected from the midday sun. A window facing south is ok if placed behind a curtain or in front of other plants.

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: 15mm

Leaf size: ca 4cm × 10cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Faint


Origin: Papua Nya Guinea

Author: F.M Bailey

Publication: Queensl. Agric. Journ. iii. 156 (1898)


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