Hoya archboldiana C. Norman

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Hoya archboldiana is a large growing plant and will with time become huge if allowed to grow freely so it needs sturdy support to climb on. Like all species within the section Physostelma it flowers with large, cup shaped flowers. This one was bought as white flowering, but once it decided to bloom, after several attempts, it turned out to be red.

It has very hard and large leaves, up to 20x7cm. (approx. 8x3") oval shaped but narrows down to a sharp tip at the edge. Sometimes leaves can look a bit like a canoe as the mid nerve is sometimes sunk into the leaf.

Named after Richard Archbold (1907-1976)



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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.

Warm

Temperate species. Should not be exposed to draught or temperatures below 17°C. Grows best in an average temperature of 30°C.

Flower size: 40 mm Ø

Leaf size: 40 mm Ø

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Perfume

Section: Physostelma

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Author: C.Norman

Publication: Brittonia, Vol. 2, s. 328 (1937)

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