Hoya stoneana Klopp.

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This one has in Sweden been sold as Hoya dennisii (!), and still appears as such from time to time, but also as Hoya longifolia pubescent form. It was recently published as Hoya stoneana but the article is a subject of discussion. The species looks like Hoya longifolia in many aspects but it's leaves are pubecent on the back side. An nice and fairly fast growing species.

The flowers of Hoya stoneana are approx. 2cm in diameter. The scent is rather foul but fortunately not strong so if one doesn't stand really close to the plant the smell won't be a problem.

 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 20 mm Ø

Leaf size: 15 mm × 50 mm

Growth: Climbing/hanging

Scent: Foul


Origin: India, Nepal

Author: Klopp.

Publication: Fraterna 19(4): 19 (2006)


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