Hoya benitotanii Klopp.

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From Gigantangan in the Philippines comes this quite succulent species. Published as Hoya gigantanganensis in 1992 but from what I heard the publication was probably not valid and thus the namne not either. Published as Hoya benitotanii in 2010.

Hoya benitotanii is easily rooted but it seems to be a bit tricky to get to grow. Hoya benitotanii doesn't like to run dry nor too much sunlight and does best in shade or semi shade. I grow Hoya benitotanii in a window facing north where it thrives.

 Variations in Hoya

Does not tolerate any sunlight. A window facing north is recomended..

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: 0,5cm

Leaf size: 4-5cm × 8-10cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Sweet

Section: Acanthostemma

Origin: Philippines

Author: Klopp.

Publication: Gard. Bull. Singapore 61(2): 330 (-332; figs. 3-4). 2010 [Mar 2010]


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