Hoya flavida P.I.Forst. & Liddle

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As my other Hoya flavida but smaller and more redish colored leaves.

The story of how this clone came to me is quite uplifting as it shows that Hoyas are more hardy than one sometimes believes.

During late spring 2007 a friend of mine abroad told me she had sent me some cuttings. We had traded cuttings before and it usually took about 5-7 days for a package from her to arrive. The week came and went and no package in sight. I called the postoffice in my hometown and she did the same. They hadn't seen anything. The week passed into two, and then tree weeks. Nothing. The package simply seemed to be lost.

Almost four weeks after the package had been sent from her home it finally arrived at mine. Where it had been during that time neither of us know, but the package had several bumps and was a bit torn. Inside were these very wilted cuttings. Most looked dead or very close, and most of the leaves had fallen off leaving only one or two on each cutting.

The cuttings were placed in a luke warm bath to freshen up as much as possible and planted in fresh spaghnum and placed in zip lock bags. And so I waited to see if they would survive.

As the weeks passed the cutting didn't seem to get any better, on the other hand it didn't get worse either so there was still hope. When the summer had passed the leaves thickened up and there was a little new growth visible.

Six months after the half dead cutting had arrived it had grown into a little plant.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya flavida in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya flavida 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: ca 15 mm

Leaf size: 25mm × 55mm

Growth: Climbing


Section: Acanthostemma

Origin: Solomon Islands (Mount Gallego)

Author: P.I.Forst. & Liddle

Publication: Austrobaileya 4(1): 53 (1993)


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