Hoya fraterna Blume

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Foliage identical to Hoya coriacea and the name fraternas, meaning "brother", indicates their close resemblece.

Hoya fraterna is for me a slow growing species and not always so easily cultivated. I've started over from the beginning many times so it's a good thing it often flowers as a young plant as I'm of the impatient kind.

Flowers dirty yellow and oddly shaped with the corona sunk into the corolla. The scent is foul but faint.

 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.

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Growth: Climbing

Scent: Foul

Section: Physostemma

Origin: Java

Author: Blume

Publication: Rumphia, iv. 32


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