Hoya megalantha Turrill

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Just as Hoya megalantha is difficult to come by it is a tender and hard to grow species. It was a long time sought for species that was finally found on Fiji in 2005.

Hoya megalantha is a very tender species. To start with it's not the easiest species to root, it's sensitive to drought and easily drops leaves and it doesn't like to be wet. Ideal is probably a selfwatering pot and very well drained potting mix.

As Hoya megalantha is a cool growing species it's probably best to avoid sunny and warm places. A window facing north is prefered.

 Variations in Hoya

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


Should not be allowed to go dry. Keep slightly moist at all times.


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.

Flower size:

Leaf size: 30mm × 50mm

Growth: Climbing



Origin: Fiji

Author: Turrill

Publication: Journ. Linn. Soc., Bot. xliii. 33 (1915).


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