Hoya cinnamomifolia Hook.

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It has received it's name due to the leaves resemblance to the cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum).

Hoya cinnamomifolia is a peculiar plant that has the strange habit of aborting one leaf at each node making the plant look quite dull. The leaves are very large, hard and trienerved.

The flowers of Hoya cinnamomifolia look much like Hoya purpureofusca in shape. Marzipan green corolla and purple corona.

 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.


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: 15mm

Leaf size: 10-12cm × 16-20cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Faint


Origin: Indonesia

Author: Hook.

Publication: Curtis' Botanical Magazine t.4347 (1848)


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