Hoya erythrostemma Kerr

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There are several different varieties of Hoya erythrostemma. This one has mediumsized to large leaves. At least they are quite long and they turn red in bright light which is quite decorative.

A climer that should be allowed to grow on large trellis as it turns quite big. Keep in a light window but don't let the leaves be burned by the mid day sun. Water regularly. Should not run completely dry though it can take some drought.

Blooms in large umbels. Flowers cery pubescent, white with a pink shade, corona is red. A slight scent can be detected.

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Information and photos of variations in Hoya erythrostemma in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya erythrostemma 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.


Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

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Origin: Burma, Thailand

Author: Kerr

Publication: Kew Bull. 1939, 460.


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