Hoya pottsii Traill

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Like Hoya verticillata Hoya pottsii is widely spread in nature and flowers comes in various colors. Leaves on all varieties usually turn red in bright light. Hoya nicholsoniae was previously listed as a separate species but was sunk into synonymity with Hoya pottsii some years back.

Featured on the right hand side is a large leaved species from Thailand. Also in cultivation as Hoya sp. Chieng Mai. Sometimes erroneously sold as Hoya subquintuplinervis

There are a great number of Hoya pottsii in collection, with the Thai form from Chieng Mai being one of the more popular due to its' impressing leaves. Other names to mention are:

Hoya pottsii Budabadoo Qld
Hoya pottsii Coopers Creek Qld
Hoya pottsii Davies Creek Qld
Hoya pottsii Kuranda
Hoya pottsii McIlwraith Qld

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya pottsii in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya pottsii in my collection
Shaded light

Likes lots of light but should be protected from the midday sun. A window facing south is ok if placed behind a curtain or in front of other plants.

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: 10-12cm × 15-18cm

Growth: Climber

Scent: Sweet


Origin: Australia - Thailand

Author: Traill

Publication: Trans. Hort. Soc. vii. (1830) 25.


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