Hoya carnosa (variegata)

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Variety Hoya carnosa with variegated leaves. Needs more light to keep the variegation in the leaves. Don't over fertilize or the leaves might turn solid green.

It's often called i>Hoya carnosa var. variegata but has never been validly published as such. I wonder if the correct name to use shouldn't be Hoya variegata as it was published in 1846. The name appears from time to time but it's not commonly used. I think it has also been published as Hoya picta.

This clone has a long history. My mother received it as a cutting sometime during the early 60-ties. The cutting came from a lady who in turn had had her plant for a large number of years. That means that this clone has been in circulation since at least the first half of the 20th century but probably since about the time of the turn of the century.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya carnosa in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya carnosa 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.


Cool growing species. Tolerates longer periods of temperatures just below 10°C. Does not like to be exposed to temperatures above 25°C for any longer period.

Flower size: 15mm

Leaf size: 50mm × 90mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet

Section: Hoya

Origin: China




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