Hoya sp. Biak Island

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Also being sold as Hoya sp. PNG Biak and Hoya sp. Biakensis. Unidentified species from Papua New Guinea. Believed to be Hoya collina but the it's not completely verified.

Almost round leaves, approx 30x25mm, some covered with silver flecks and some solid green.

Flowers yellow and small, approx 8mm in diameter. They have a soft and sweet scent and produces quite a lot of nectar although they don't seem to drip.

Grow light. Tolerates some drought.

 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.


Temperate species. Should not be exposed to draught or temperatures below 17°C. Grows best in an average temperature of 30°C.

Flower size: 8mm

Leaf size: 25mm × 30mm

Growth: Climbing/hanging

Scent: Sweet


Origin: Biak Island (New Guinea)




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