Hoya cardiophylla Merr.

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A species in the finlaysoniicomples. Much like Hoya incrassata and some believe Hoya cardiophylla is just another variety of it. The main difference between the two that I can see is that the leaves are differently shaped.

As the name indicates, Hoya cardiophylla has heart shaped leaves. They are quite large and the plant as a whole is very robust so I think that in time it will need a very sturdy support to grow on.

Bloomed about a year after I received the cutting so it must be considered easily flowered although it did abort the buds during the first attemtps. Flowers as Hoya incrassata but much smaller. Scent is very faint.

I grow Hoya cardiophylla as I do with Hoya incrassata.

 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.


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

Flower size: 5 mm

Leaf size: ca 8cm × 15cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet but very faint


Origin: Philippines

Author: Merr.

Publication: Philipp. Journ. Sci. 1920, xvii. 310 (1921).


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