Hoya meliflua subsp. meliflua Merr.

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Large leaved plant with pink flowers. Has a strange growing habit as it doesn't twine well and the branches quickly turn hard. Needs a sturdy support as it grows heavy with time.

Flowers similar to Hoya kerrii and can be white or pink. At first the flowers have a strange scent, similar to glue but not so strong, but as the flowers mature the scent turns more sweet and is very agreeable - at least to me.

Unfortunately the label that came with the cutting years ago is long gone and I'm not entirely sure if it said Hoya meliflua subsp. meliflua or Hoya meliflua subsp. fraterna. However, I think the leaves are substantially smaller than the ones I've seen of the latter which is why I've chosen to call it Hoya meliflua subsp. meliflua.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya meliflua in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya meliflua in my collection
Light, but no sunlight

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


Tolerates to run 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: 15 mm

Leaf size: 4-6 cm × 10-15 cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet

Section: Amblyostemma

Origin: Philippines

Author: Merr.

Publication: Sp. Blancoanae 318 (1918).


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