Last updated:
26 okt 2014

Hoya carnosa R. Brown

 

 


 

This hoya comes from China and it was the first hoya to be described and it was in 1809.

 

Hoya carnosa has a twining growth and can get quite big in no time. It's the most common hoya and there are several clones of this hoya. The leaves are thick and quite shiny, about 6-11 cm long and 4-6 cm wide. The leaves are often mixed green with some flecks. New leaves can be more red than green, but turn green as they mature. If you grow this hoya in a window facing north, you'll get a beautiful green plant with bigger and darker leaves, but if you want flowers you need to place it in a window with more light.

 

There are many different varieties of Hoya carnosa. I don't know just how many there are, but I would think you'd have plenty to do if you wanted to get them all! Below you'll find links to descriptions/photos of the varieties I have or have had in my collection... I wish I had more space for more carnosas!

 

The flowers are flat, about 2 cm and you'll find 20-30 flowers in each konvex umbel. The corolla is white/pale pink and the corona is white with a red ring in the middle. These flowers produce lots of nectar and have a very strong sweet fragrance. Not as strong or sweet as Hoya calycina, but it can fill an entire room at night. The flowers last about one week and make a mess when they fall off...

To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa, click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa (variegata), click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa "Freckles", click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa 'Grey Ghost', click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa 'Rubra', click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa 'H020', click here:

 
To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa 'Snow Ball', click here:  
To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa IML 0158, click here:  
To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa 'Holliana', click here:  
To view more photos and read about my Hoya sp. aff. carnosa LT08-035, click here:
 
To view more photos and read about my Hoya carnosa (red) EPC-26, click here:
 
 
 

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