Hoya elliptica Hook.

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Hoya elliptica is not the easiest Hoya to cultivate. Can be difficult to root so spaghnum moss is recomended. Prefers a cool position. Protect from sunlight, sensitive to drought. Water and fertilize regularly.

Leaves are elliptic, oval - thus the name Hoya elliptica one can imagine - dark green and beautifully patterned with light green veins.

Flowers approx 2/5" (1cm) in diameter, chrystal white with a red corona. Slightly scented.

 Variations in Hoya
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.

Moist

Should not be allowed to go dry. Keep slightly moist at all times.

Cool

Cool growing species. Tolerates longer periods of temperatures just below 10°C. Does not like to be exposed to temperatures above 25°C for any longer period.

Flower size: 10mm

Leaf size: ca 45mm 60mm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Faint

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Origin: Malaya, Indonesia

Author: Hook.

Publication: Flora of British India Vol. 4:58 (1883)

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