Hoya pottsii (Chieng Mai) Traill

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Large leaved Hoya from Thailand, though the species is found in many forms in other parts of Asia. This one is also in trade as Hoya sp. Chieng Mai.

The umbels of this clone of Hoya pottsii are really impressive. Large umbels with up to 60 fragrant flowers. It doesn't produce much nectar. The entire plant is stunning with its glossy foliage.

The down side with this plant is that it quickly turns large and heavt and it doesn't seem to either climb or hang - at least not climb up the trellis. It needs lots of support not to fall over by it's own weight.

Grow Hoya pottsii in filtered light. The leaves burn easily in sunlight. Don't let it dry too much. Slightly moist is good.

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


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: ca 13mm

Leaf size: 5-10 cm × 10-15 cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet


Origin: Thailand

Author: Traill

Publication: Trans. Hort. Soc. vii. (1830) 25.


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