Hoya onychoides P.I.Forst., Liddle & I.M.Liddle

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A large leaved species from the paradise of Hoyas - Papua New Guinea. Hoya onychoides is much like Hoya macgillivrayi and Hoya archboldiana in general appearence. The leaves are glossy and usually with dimples along the mid nerve.

Hoya onychoides becomes quite large with time and needs lots of space to grow on. Prefers some space around it's feet too and is quite thirsty. It doesn't like to run dry but not stand wet either. Try to keep even moist.

I grow my Hoya onychoides in a self watering pot in a shaded window facing south where it gets lots of light bun little direct sunlight that would burn the leaves.

 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.

Warm

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

Flower size: 40 mm Ø

Leaf size: ca

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Perfume

Section: Physostelma

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Author: P.I.Forst., Liddle & I.M.Liddle

Publication: Austrobaileya, 4(3): 402 (1995)—. 1995

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