Hoya kentiana C.M. Burton

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I'm not 100% sure Hoya kentiana is the correct name for this species but it was bought as such. Leaves long and narrow. Succulent and a bit canoe shaped.

Flowers red and smells a bit like sour milk. It's really not as bad as it sounds, it's actually a very pleasant scent. Many compare the scent with fudge, but my nose disagree.

Doesn't climb or twine well so it's best suited for growing in hanging baskets.

 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: 8mm

Leaf size: ca 10mm × 60mm

Growth: Hanging

Scent: Sweet

Section: Acanthostemma

Origin: Philippines

Author: C.M. Burton

Publication: The Hoyan, 12 (3:2) iv (1991)


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