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What are Hoyas?

  • Hoya is a genus of 200-230 species of tropical climbing plants in the family Apocynaceae.
  • Native to southern Asia, Australia, and Polynesia.
  • Common names for this genus are waxplant, waxvine, waxflower or simply hoya.
  • This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoya.

The cream colored flowers of Hoya deykei.
Hoya Species

Hoya acuta (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia)
This species produces up to 50 small flowers often in white and light-green.

Hoya affinis

Hoya archboldiana (Papua New Guinea)
A beautiful species that produces large bell-shaped flowers that last about 2 weeks giving off mild fragrance. Their mature leaves are thick and dark green and the new leaves are brownish-red in color.

Hoya archboldiana "Cream"(Papua New Guinea)

Hoya ariadna (Indonesia)
This species has oval shaped leaves and produces small cluster of orange star shaped flowers.

Hoya arnottiana (India)
This species produces a fragrant cluster of 25 - 40 white flowers.

Hoya australis (Australia)
Flowers freely and they last for about a week, producing a spicy fragrance.

Hoya australis 'Varigated' (Australia)
The varigated form of australis helps provides an additional appeal to your collection. Flowers freely and they last for about a week, producing a spicy fragrance.

Hoya benguetensis (Australia)

Hoya bilobata (Philippines)

Hoya brevialata (Indonesia)

Hoya buotii "Yellow" (Philippines)

Hoya buotii "Crystal" (Philippines)

Hoya callistophylla (Malaysia)

Hoya calycina (Papua New Guinea)
A beautiful species that produces large fragrant white with red flowers.

Hoya campanulata

Hoya camphorifolia (Philippines)
This species has usually 20-25 small partially closed, pinkish-red flowers.

Hoya aff. cardiophylla (Philippines)

Hoya carnosa (China, Japan, Taiwan)
A fragant species that originate from China. They produces a ball of 1.5cm white flowers and last for a week.

Hoya caudata (Malaysia)
A beautiful species native to Malaysia and Thailand. Their leaves are hard with rough edges and heavily molted white pigments. Their flowers are mostly white with a slight pink and each flower is surrounded with hair.

Hoya chlorantha (Malaysia)

Hoya chlorantha Var. tutuilensis (Samoa)
This species has up to 8 light maroon or green colored flowers.

Hoya chunii (Papua New Guinea)
This species produces big leaves and up to 30 small light brown flowers.

Hoya ciliata (Philippines)

Hoya compacta (China, Japan, Taiwan)
An adorable species that has small curled up leaves and nice baby pink ball of flowers.

Hoya coriacea (Malaysia)
This species has thin plain green leaves but with many lovely cream-yellow flowers.

Hoya coronaria 'Pink' (Malaysia)
A species native to Malaysia, with slighly fury oblong leaves. They produce waxy pink star shaped flowers and in clusters of 2 - 4 flowers.

Hoya coronaria 'White' (Malaysia)
A species native to Malaysia, with slighly fury oblong leaves. They produce waxy white star shaped flowers and in clusters of 2 - 4 flowers.

Hoya aff. crassipes

Hoya cumingiana (Philippines)
This species is from the Philippines. It has small rounded leaves about 2-3cm long and 2cm wide. The flowers are small, about 1.5cm and it produces a citrus fragrance.The flowers usually last for a week.

Hoya curtisii (Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines)

Hoya cystiantha (Malaysia)

Hoya darwinii "Yellow form" (Philippines)

Hoya darwinii (Philippines)
A very interesting species that has striking red flowers with interesting leaves. The leaves of this species will form a ball of leaves that provides shelter to ants that inturn help protect, polinate and fertilise the plant.

Hoya densifolia

Hoya deykeae (Philippines, Indonesia)
This species produces up to 40 pale yellow flowers. Leaves are thick and slightly heart-shaped with darker green veins all around.

Hoya diversifolia (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia)
This species is easy to grow and can produce up to 15 pink flowers

Hoya dolichosparte (Indonesia)
This species occurs in Sulawesi and can produce 20 - 40 small white-green or red flowers.

Hoya eliptica (Malaysia)

Hoya eliptica (Malaysia)

Hoya endauensis (Malaysia)

Hoya engleriana (Vietnam, Thailand)

Hoya eythrina (Malaysia)

Hoya erythrostemma (Malaysia, Thailand)
This lovely species comes from South Thailand and north of Malaysia. Each flower is about 1cm and always appear in a ball formation of 20-40 flowers. The flowers has a white, hairy corollas with dark red coronas.

Hoya erythrostemma "White" (Malaysia, Thailand)

Hoya erythrostemma "Yellow" (Malaysia, Thailand)

Hoya excavata (Indonesia)
This species occurs in Sulawesi and it produces a ball of rounded flowers often in rose color. It is a very interesting species to have.

Hoya finlaysonii (Malaysia)
This species can produce up to up to 35 small yellow and red flowers.

Hoya fungii (China)
This hoya comes from China. It has leaves about 9-15 cm long by 6-8cm wide.Each flower is about 1.5cm and they produces a sweet fragrance that last for about 10 days.

Hoya globulifera

Hoya graveolens

Hoya heuschkeliana (Philippines)
This miniature hoya comes from Philippines. Each leaves is only 3-4 cm wide. Each flower is less than 1cm and can last for a week. It has some frangrance.
Hoya heuschkeliana "Yellow" (Philippines)
Hoya hypolasia (Philippines)

Hoya imbricata (Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines)
One of the most interesting species that produces rounded leaves that wraps on to anything it can and can become a natural ant's nest. This species produces up to 25 ball-shaped flowers.

Hoya imbricata "Yellow" (Indonesia, Philippines)

Hoya imperialis (Philippines, Malaysia)
This amazing species comes from Malaysia and the Philippines. Each flower is about 2 inches and produces an amazing 9-12 huge flowers at once. The flowers last for about 14-19 days.

Hoya incurvula (Indonesia)
This species can produce up to up to 35 small pink red flowers.

Hoya javanica (Indonesia, Philippines)

Hoya jennifer (Malaysia, Borneo)

Hoya kastbergii (Malaysia, Borneo)

Hoya kenejiana (Papua New Guinea)

Hoya kerrii (Thailand)
This species produces up to 10 flowers with heart-shaped leaves often in green and with some varigation.

Hoya kerrii "Varigated"(Thailand)
This species produces up to 10 flowers with heart-shaped leaves often in green and with some varigation.

Hoya lacunosa
Widely distributed, found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo & Java.

Hoya lamingtoniae "PNG 4" (Papua New Guinea)
This species can produce 10 - 12 dark rose color flowers. Leaves are thick waxy and slightly glossy.

Hoya lasiantha

Hoya latifolia

Hoya lobbii

Hoya loheri (Philippines)
This species produces up to 10 rounded orange-red flowers.

Hoya macgillivrayi (Australia)
A beautiful species that originated from Cape York of Australia. It can produce 8 -12 deep red flowers. The flowers are fragrant at night.

Hoya macrophylla
One of the most beautiful hoya species around, capable of producing 6-10 large dark red flowers.

Hoya maglaster (Papua New Gunea)
One of the most beautiful hoya species around, capable of producing 6-10 large dark red flowers.

Hoya merrillii (Philippines)

Hoya memoria

Hoya mindorensis (Philippines)
This species produces up to 20 small red-white flowers and sparkles in the sunlight. It is easy to grow and flower.

Hoya mitrata (Malaysia, Thailand)
This hoya can be found in lowland forest of both East and West Malaysia. Even though it is from the lower altitudes, it can grow in temperate conditions. It produces 10 - 15 ivory colored flowers.

Hoya mitrata "Pink" (Malaysia, Thailand)

Hoya montana (Papua New Guinea)
An interesting species that produces 15 - 20 fury golden yellow flowers. Leaves are thick and waxy.

Hoya multiflora
This can be found in lowland forest of West Malaysia. It is mass propagated and easily available at nurseries.

Hoya nummularoides

Hoya odovata

Hoya obscura (Philippines)
This is a common species that produces 10 pale pink colored flowers. Leaves will turn red under direct sun and can be rather ornamental.

Hoya odorata (Philippines)

Hoya onychoides (Papua New Guinea)
A beautiful species that produces 8 - 12 large flowers, often in deep maroon color and lighter red. Flowers are fragrant during night time. Leaves are large, thick and waxy.

Hoya pachyclada (Thailand)

Hoya parasitica (Indo-china region, Thailand, Laos, India)
This is a free-flowering species that produces 5 - 10 white fragrant flowers. It is easy to grow.

Hoya parasitica "Varigated" (Indo-china region, Thailand, Laos, India)

Hoya paziae (Philippines)
This is a free-flowering species that produces 5 - 10 white fragrant flowers. It is easy to grow.

Hoya plicata (Malaysia)
This species was spotted growing on a few trees near a stream in Pahang state, West Malaysia.

Hoya polyneura (India)

Hoya praetorii

Hoya pubicaylx (Philippines)
This is a common hoya, widely cultivated and can produce up to 30 purplish-brown flowers. It is an easy plant to grow.

Hoya pubicaylx "Red Buttons"

Hoya retusa

Hoya revoluta

Hoya spartiodes (Borneo, Kalimantan, Indonesia)
A rare and unusual species native to swamp forests of Kalimantan. It grows as an epiphyte in exposed areas sometimes inside a host plant where water and nutrients are supplied. Most plants lose their leaves and often seen with stick-like peduncle that does does the photosynthesis. Their flowers open at specific hours for a short duration each day and they are small, about 4mm in diameter, bright orange in color and fragrant.

Cultural Tips: Best grown in a warm tropical humid environment with temperatures between 20 to 30 degree Celsius. Prefers bright sunlight, potted in free-drain epiphytic mix such as charcoal, pumice, diced coconut husk mixed with peat or coconut peat. Can also be grown in sphagnum moss but only water when needed.

Hoya subcalva (Solomon Islands)
This lovely species can produces up to 20 rose-pink flowers with grape-like fragrance.

Hoya sussuela Var. lutea (Indonesia)
This beautiful species orginated from New Britain Island and it produces up to 10 dark maroon star-shaped flowers. leaves and vines are slighly furry.

Hoya aff. thomsonii (Thailand)

Hoya tsangii (Philippines )

Hoya vitellina (Indonesia)
This species produces up to 25 cream yellow flowers.

Hoya wayetii (Philippines)
This is a lovely species orginated from Luzon, it can produce up to 30 dark red flowers. Leaves are about 4" tall and slighly bent.

Other Hoya Species

Hoya sp. "Square Leaf" (Thailand)

Hoya sp. "Sulawesi 8870" (Indonesia)
This species said to have originated from Sulawesi. With reference to online photos, it has up to 30 small reddish to slight purplish flowers.

Hoya sp. "Pointed Leaves"
This species has small pink flowers.

Hoya sp. (Malaysia)

Hoya sp (Malaysia, Borneo)

Hoya sp.


 

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