Hoya coriacea Blume

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Hoya coriacea is a magnificent plant with large leaves that has a lethery feel to them. It's easily rooted but can be quite slow at first so one has to be equipped with patience.

It's a sunloving plant that should not run completely dry. If possible, keep it slightly moist at all times. It's not too fond of cold either so keep it away from open windows, especially during winter.

When not blooming Hoya coriacea is easily mistaken for Hoya fraterna as the foliage is identical. The flowers of Hoya fraterna are however completely different.

I have another clone of Hoya coriacea in my collection that looks completely different. It's been suggested that it is a hybrid between Hoya coriacea and Hoya fraterna, or that it could be a species once published as Hoya angustisepala which was later sunk into synonymity with Hoya coriacea.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya coriacea in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya coriacea in my collection
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: 15mm

Leaf size: 8-10cm × 14-18cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Foul

Section: Physostemma

Origin: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra)

Author: Blume

Publication: Bijdr. 1061 (1826)

Herbarium: s.n.

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