Hoya sp. GPS 8836

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Unknown species with lovely flowers and very nice leaves. I bought a cutting after seeing a photo of lovely, pink flowers, but what I recieved was something different. According to the GPS/IPPS numbers this should be the typ speciesHoya brevilata, but looking at the flowers it is quite obvious this species is not even in the Acanthostemma section.

Leaves are mediumsized, turn red in sunlight and are almost round. The biggest is approx 7x5cm and the smallest 5x4cm. Venetion is very clear. Similar to Hoya kastbergii but not as fleshy. Easily cultivated plant that tolerates to run slightly dry.

 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.


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 18mm

Leaf size: 45mm × 50mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet, faint


Origin: Sulawesi




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