Hoya wightii subsp. palniensis K.T.Matthew

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Just as the type species Hoya wightii subsp. palniensis originates from India. This one, which is also known as Hoya wightii var. palniensis was first found in the Palni Hills in Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India.

Some say this species is easily cultivated but I'm not sure I agree. I'm on my third try and this is the first time I seem to be successfull. It takes it time generating roots and then it takes forever to start growing. Once established it grows slowly, doesn't like to run dry and should not be exposed to too much sunlight although it prefers light before shade.

If grown successfully it is a truly beatiful plant that will eventually reward it's host with scented, crystal white flowers with a deep red corona.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya wightii in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya wightii in my collection

Should not be exposed to sunlight.. A shaded window facing west or east 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:

Leaf size: 15mm × 20mm

Growth: Climber



Origin: India

Author: K.T.Matthew

Publication: The Hoyan 14 (1:2), S. 3 (1992)


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