Hoya motoskei Teijsm. & Binn.

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Some consider this to be the true Hoya carnosa which it much resembles in both growth, leaves and flowers however the leaves are smaller and have a more roundish shape.

A vigorous climber with fleshy leaves that vary some in size, from 5x4cm to 8x6cm. Some leaves are solid green, others are flecked with various amounts of silver colored spots.

Flowers are approx 15mm in diameter, creme colored and very fragrant.

 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.

Cool

Cool growing species. Tolerates longer periods of temperatures just below 10°C. Does not like to be exposed to temperatures above 25°C for any longer period.

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Section: Hoya

Origin: China

Author: Teijsm. & Binn.

Publication: Ned. Kruidk. Arch. iii. (1855) 393.

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