Hoya erythrostemma Kerr

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When I bought this it was described as having all white corona and corolla, so I was a bit surprized when it bloomed and turned out to have pink coronas. I'm pleased all the same as it took many years of waiting to see the blooms, as has been the case with all Hoya erythrostemma in my collection.

The flowers of Hoya erythrostemma are approx. 10mm in diameter. White and very fuzzy with a glossy, pink corona. Scent is very faint.

This clone of Hoya erythrostemma has medium sized leaves with prominent veins. Very beautiful.

Tolerates to dry some but will be more beautiful if kept slightly moist. Light but no direct sunlight which will burn the leaves.

Subspecies or variations:
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.

Flower size: ca 10 mm Ø

Leaf size: 40-50 mm × 60-70 mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Faint


Origin: Burma, Thailand

Author: Kerr

Publication: Kew Bull. 1939, 460.


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