Hoya polyneura Hook.f.

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Hoya polyneura is often called The fishtail Hoya due to the shape of the leaves and the pattern of the nerves. This variety has very silvery leaves. The solid green clone is more common in trade.

To me Hoya polyneura is a very slow grower. The featured plant is two years old and grows in a selfwatering pot in a window facing west where it gets filtered light.

The buds take quite some time to open up. One of the flowers fell off before it was completely opened, on others the corona turned a bit dry. This was it's first flowering so with more practice it might become better at it.

 Variations in Hoya

Should not be exposed to sunlight.. A shaded window facing west or east is good.

Slightly moist

Tolerates some drought but should not be allowed to run completely dry.


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.

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Growth: Hanging



Origin: India, Nepal (Himalaya, Sikkim)

Author: Hook.f.

Publication: Flora of British India Vol 4:54 (1883)


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