Hoya javanica Boerl.

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Previously Hoya multiflora. One of the more common species in cultivation as it is very easy to grow and flower. Doesn't look like traditionally expected of a wax plant as it grows upright like a bush in stead of twining and it's leaves are quite thin.

Easily rooted in a glass of water. Although it might take some time it's usually an efficient method. As Hoya javanica is very willing to bloom it might do so before it has roots.

Tolerates some drought but does best if kept slightly moist at al times. Should not be exposed to bright sunlight but rather kept in semi shade or shade.

 Variations in Hoya
Semishade

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

Slightly moist

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

Intermediate

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: ca 12mm Ø

Leaf size: ca 7cm × 12cm

Growth: Bushlike

Scent: Citrus

Section: Cyrtoceras

Origin: Java

Author: Boerl.

Publication: Handl. Fl. Ned. Ind. ii. 440. (1899)

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