Hoya macgillivrayi (Pandanus Creek) F.M. Bailey

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Collection number IML 449, found at Pandanus Creek in Queensland.

Hoya macgillivrayi and it's varieties are found only in one part of the world; the north east corner of the northern part of Queensland in Australia. All varieties are named after the places they were found.

The leaves are hard with a rather sharp tip. In my oppinion the plant does best on trellis. Can grow out long, leafless, stems.

The flowers are large in various shades of red, ranging from light red to really dark burgundy, almost black, as in the case with this one called 'Pandanus Creek'. The umbels consists of 5-15 flowers. Very fragrant, similar to magnolia.

A sunloving species. I grow this one in a south facing window with no protection from the burning sun. Keep moist. It does not like to run dry.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya macgillivrayi in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya macgillivrayi in my collection
Light, but no sunlight

Likes light but should not be exposed to sunlight. A protected window facing west is good.


Should not be allowed to go dry. Keep slightly moist at all times.


Temperate species. Should not be exposed to draught or temperatures below 17°C. Grows best in an average temperature of 30°C.

Flower size: ca 50 mm Ø

Leaf size: ca 5-6cm × 10-15cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Perfume

Section: Physostelma

Origin: Australia (Queensland)

Author: F.M. Bailey

Publication: Queensl. Agric. Journ. 1914, n. s. i. 190


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