Hoya tomataensis T.Green & Klopp.

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Purchased as Hoya sp. Sulawesi IPPS 8845 but identified as Hoya tomataensis by one of the authors and yet another scientist. There are however doubters amongst the hoya veterans. This one is also sold as Hoya camphorifolia although the two species has little resemblense.

Pretty and neat plant that won't grow out of your window sill. Dark green leaves with lots of veins that form a beautiful pattern. Oval shaped with a sharp tip at the edge. Approx 3" long and 2" wide.

Flowers are quite small, no more than a quarter of an inch, soft pink with a dark pink corolla. The umble consists of up to 40, wonderfully scented, flowers. Though the blooms don't last long, usually only a day or two, it flowers readily to make up for it.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya tomataensis in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya tomataensis 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 5 mm

Leaf size: 40-50 mm × 60-70 mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Soap


Origin: Indonesiea

Author: T.Green & Klopp.

Publication: Fraterna 17(2): 1 (-5; figs.). 2004


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