Hoya diptera Seem.

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Hoya diptera is not a faithful bloomer. Most of the time it's just lush and green. From a distance it can pass for just about any kind of houseplant.

The leaves are light green and don't have any clearly visible veins. Oval shaped.

Yellow flowers with red corona. No scent that I can detect.

Hoya diptera can be grown in a hanging basket as it doesn't climb too well on its own on trellis (though I think it does well in nature when having robust trees to hang on to). I use a trellis anyway and give it some occasional help around it.

 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: 12mm

Leaf size: ca 40mm × 60mm

Growth: Clinging/hanging

Scent: No

Section: Acanthostemma

Origin: Fiji

Author: Seem.

Publication: Bonplandia, Vol. 9: 257; Fl. Vit. 163 (1861)


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