Hoya imperialis var. rauschii Lindl.

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As long as it's not allowed to run completely dry I find Hoya imperialis easy to grow. Easily rooted in water or spaghnum moss. Fast grower and will soon need a sturdy trelli to hang on to and as the stems soon become hard and break easily it might be difficult to train it as one likes.

Leaves are quite large, emerald green, slightly pubescent and with wavy edges.

Flowers can vary in color but are usually pink. A shy bloomer for me. I tend to forget to water it and as soon as I do it aborts the buds. I have to be greatful for the times it actually made it all the way.

Hoya imperialis was originally published by Lindley in 1846. Later the variety rauschii was later published by Regel. I have, however, not been able to find information about that publication.

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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 70mm Ø

Leaf size: 50-70mm × 120-170mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Soft


Origin: Philippines, Borneo, Malaya

Author: Lindl.

Publication: Botanical Register sub t. 68 (1846)


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