Hoya pottsii Traill

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Purchased as Hoya ridleyi but turned out to be an unknown Hoya pottsii. Some claim that Hoya ridleyi is a form of Hoya verticillata. Aa australian scientist took a guess that this clone is from Australia. And Hoya pottsii it is.

Hoya pottsii, backtransparentNice and easily cultivated Hoya. The leaves turn nicely red in bright light. Flowers green with a fresh scent of soft soap.

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

Flower size: ca 15 mm

Leaf size: 40-50 mm × 70-90 mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Soft soap


Origin: Malaya

Author: Traill

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


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