Hoya sp. aff. minahassae

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I recieved this one in a round-Robin called RAK (Random Act of Kindness). The participants recieved a name and address to a person they were to send a cutting to. As I didn't have this species in my collection it was an apropriate gift for me.

I did eventually figure out who my secret "friend" was and got some information about the origin of the species which I recieved as Hoya minahassae. Unfortunately I was unable to get any collection data from it's original sourse in Sweden so I don't know if this is either GPS 8816 or 8875, which are the two clones in circulation as Hoya minahassae. However, since recent research has shown that neither is in fact Hoya minahassae I've decided to reduce it to an "sp. aff." such.

The photo of the flowers is not from my plant.

 Variations in Hoya
Semishade

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.

Intermediate

Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

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Growth: Climbing

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Origin: Sulawesi

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