Hoya hypolasia Schltr.

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Interesting Hoya with long and narrow leaves. The whole plant is slightly pubescent.

Hoya hypolasia is an easily rooted and relatively easy to cultivate. Requires some warmth and moist to thrive but does well in normal room temperature as well although it might grow slower. Can be slow to start with anyway, but usually makes up for it with time.

The leaves are very large in comparison to the very thin branches. They are very rigid and break off easily if one is not careful.

Flowers large, yellow or greenish in color.

 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: ca 25mm

Leaf size: ca 4-5cm × 12-20cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: None

Section: Plocostemma

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Author: Schltr.

Publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1. 123 (1913)


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