Last updated:
06 jun 2015

Hoya sp. aff. burtoniae

 

 


 

This hoya comes from the Philippines and it was published in 1988 as Hoya tsangii. The same person who described it then said it should be called Hoya DS-70. Later the confusion got worse... it became just a sp-hoya without any name. Even later it was discussed that it looked mostly like burtoniae so the most correct way to call it would be Hoya sp. aff. burtoniae (green form). Talk about confusion! Which hoya is the true Hoya tsangii? It's one we knew for some years as Hoya odetteae that is the true Hoya tsangii. At least, that's sorted out...

 

I have decided to keep this hoya on a page of its own and not include it on the page for Hoya burtoniae. Some day I hope it gets a name of its own and then it'll be easier to rename the pages.

 

This is definately a hoya that does well in a hanging pot. It grows rather fast and when grown in sun the leaves get red and the foliage doesn't look as "plain" any longer. The pubescent leaves are dark green with darker edges, 2-5.5 cm long and 1.5-3 cm wide. There is also a variegated form of this hoya and the leaves can vary in green, white, pink and almost a little red when the leaves are young. Lovely!

 

The flowers are quite small, 5 mm and ball shaped. The corolla is dark pink/red and the corona is yellow with a red center. These flowers produce quite a lot of nectar, but don't make a mess. They smell like caramel and last about 5 days.

 

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To view more photos and read about my Hoya sp. aff. burtoniae (variegated), click here:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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