Hoya sp. aff. nervosa

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To me a fairly unknown species. It is not clear if it is Hoya nervosa, thus the aff that was added by the seller in Australia.

Hoya sp. aff. nervosa is a slow grower for me. It twines and has a wide space between the nodes. The leaves are quite large, but I suspect they can get much larger if the available space allows it, heart shaped and green as grass.

I grow Hoya sp. aff. nervosa in a window facin north. It prefers cool and shade. It's planted in a self watering pot and I let the soil dry some before filling up the container. So far it seems to agree with the treatment.

Flowers are white, sometimes with a touch of pink. The faint scent is not very pleasant.

 Variations in Hoya

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

Slightly moist

Tolerates some drought but should not be allowed to run completely dry.


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: ca 13 mm

Leaf size: 10cm × 15cm

Growth: Climbing



Origin: Vietnam




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