Hoya dolichosparte Schltr.

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Hoya dolichosparte is not the prettiest plant in my collection. The leaves are beautiful but the plant has a disorganized way of growing. Sometimes the leaves come in pairs and sometimes in a cluster of plenty which makes the whole plant become heavier on one side of the plant compared to the other.

The leaves are quite large, up to 10x15cm, but the stems thin. Hoya dolichosparte is a slow grower and for me also a shy bloomer. From cutting to blooms it took 4,5 years.

The flowers are dull white with some pink flush, similar to those of Hoya verticillata and nicely fragranced.

 Variations in Hoya
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: 15mm

Leaf size: ca 10cm × 15cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet


Origin: Papua New Guinea, Indonesia

Author: Schltr.

Publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1. 116 (1913).


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