Hoya retusa Dalzell

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Hoya retusatransparent Funny little plant. Leaves seem cut off at the edge. Best grown in hanging baskets as it doesn't twine or climba at all.

Usually blooms with 2-3 flowers per umbel. Peduncle is extremely short, almost non-existing, an no more than 1-2mm long. Looks more like a little bump. Flowers are approx. 12mm in diameter, bright white with a deep red corona. Scent is faint but sweet.

 Variations in Hoya
Light, but no sunlight

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

Moist

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

Intermediate

Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

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Origin: India, Burma, Indonesia

Author: Dalzell

Publication: Hook. Kew Journ. Vol. 4 s. 294 (1852)

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