Hoya mindorensis Schltr.

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One of my favourite Hoyas with glabrous, almost glossy, leaves. Clean foliage and growth. A climber that is not difficult to keep on the trellis and it flowers easily.

Leaves medium sized, approx 80mm by 50mm. The mid nerve is quite visible but never or almost never sunk in. The surface is slightly velved giving the leaf the appearance of a boat turned up side down.

Flowers approx 15mm in diameter and very spectacular. Corolla is soft red with long, white hairs sticking out. The corona has a darker shade of red with a white crown. I have detected no scent.

Protect from bright sunlight. Prefers even moist but tolerates some drought.

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Information and photos of variations in Hoya mindorensis in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya mindorensis in my collection
Light, but no sunlight

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

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Origin: Philippines

Author: Schltr.

Publication: Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 1, Suppl. p. 302 (1906)


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