Hoya mitrata Kerr

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An odd species in many ways. In nature Hoya mitrata lives in symbiosis with ants. Some leaves get the shape of cabbage wich is supposed to function as housing for ants who in return protect the plant from bugs.

Hoya mitrata prefers hight humidity and moist but will do well if not in green house conditions. Some even find it easy to bring to bloom so it is a quite tolerate species.

 Variations in Hoya

Should not be exposed to sunlight.. A shaded window facing west or east 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: ca 20mm Ø

Leaf size: ca 8cm × 15

Growth: Climbing


Section: Rudimentalia

Origin: Thailand

Author: Kerr

Publication: Hooker's Icones Plantarium Vol. 35, t. 3406 (1940)


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