Hoya kanyakumariana A.N.Henry & Swamin.

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A small and rather slow growing species for trellis or hanging baskets. Hoya kanyakumariana is an easily cultivated species as it doesn't have too high demands. Tolerates quite a lot of light but can also thrive in shade. Should be allowed to dry some between waterings.

The flowers of Hoya kanyakumariana are small, less than 10 mm in diameter, white with a violet center. The scent is sweet but faint.

 Variations in Hoya
Light, but no sunlight

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


Tolerates to run 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: ca 10 mm × 15 mm

Growth: Creeping

Scent: Sweet


Origin: India

Author: A.N.Henry & Swamin.

Publication: J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 75(2): 462 (1978 publ. 1979)


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