Hoya megalaster Warb.

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A magnificent species with large, emerald green leaves, with wide dimples. The branches of Hoya megalaster are quite thin in comparison to the size of the leaves which gives the plant a rather elegant look.

Not a fast grower. Likes to be kept evenly most and not cool. Should not be exposed to bright sunlight either although it likes light.

Blooms with large, red, fleshy flowers.

 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.

Warm

Temperate species. Should not be exposed to draught or temperatures below 17°C. Grows best in an average temperature of 30°C.

Flower size: 55 mm Ø

Leaf size: ca 10 cm × 15 cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Faint scent of rose

Section: Physostelma

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Author: Warb.

Publication: Fedde Repert. Nov. Sp. iii. 343 (1907)

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