Hoya cembra Klopp.

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Also in commerce as Hoya odorata and I purchased as such. Later, the species was published as Hoya cembra.

When buying Hoya cembra I thought it would have a magnificent fragrance due to the name Hoya odorata, but once it flowered I could not detect any scen. Perhaps it smells only during the night to attract night fliers.

Plant much like Hoya paziae. Branches initially grows straight up but bend over by their weight after a while.

Leaves are dark green, quite glossy. New growth slightly red. Flowers very large, about 1" (2,5cm), white with bright yellow corona.

 Variations in Hoya
Light, but no sunlight

Likes light but should not be exposed to sunlight. A protected window facing west is good.


Should not be allowed to go dry. Keep slightly moist at all times.


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: 25mm

Leaf size: 30mm × 50mm

Growth: Hanging

Scent: -


Origin: Philippines

Author: Klopp.

Publication: Fraterna, 1(3), Philipp. Hoya Sp. Suppl.: II (1990)


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