Hoya compacta C.M. Burton

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Solid green leaved form of Hoya compacta Flowers similar to those of Hoya carnosa.

The leaves are curled and looks completely deformed. They are perfect hiding places for wooly lice so check the plant regularly.

Hoya compacta does best in a hanging basket as it doesn't climb or twine at all.

Also sold as Hoya carnosa 'Compacta', Hoya carnosa 'Monstruosa'

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


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 18mm Ø

Leaf size: ca 50mm × 70mm

Growth: Hanging

Scent: Chocolate

Section: Hoya

Origin: Cultivation

Author: C.M. Burton

Publication: The Hoyan vol. 12(2:2), (1990)


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