Hoya davidcummingii Klopp.

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In the early 90'ties Hoya davidcummingii was sometimes sold as Hoya gracilis and, but more rarely, as Hoya angustifolia.

A small leaved hoya for the hanging basket although it can be grown on trellis too. I just find it more suiting for baskets. Leaves are flwshy and glabous, approx 2/3" (1,5-2cm). Color is dark green and there are no clearly visible veins.

Flowers are small, approx 1/3" (0,7cm). The tip of the petals bend backwards giving the flower a cupshaped look though they aren't truly cup shaped. Redish-pink color, yellow corona. Has a fresh fragrance, similar to sour milk (not as bad as it may sound). Some compare the fragrance with fudge, but my nose tells me different.

 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: ca 12mm

Leaf size: 20mm ×, 40mm

Growth: Climbing/hanging

Scent: Swett

Section: Acanthostemma

Origin: Philippines

Author: Klopp.

Publication: Fraterna, 1995(2): 10 (1995)—. 1995


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