Last updated:
15 okt 2013

Hoya rigida Kerr

 

 


 

This hoya comes from Thailand and it was published in 1939.

 

The leaves vary from one rigida to another, but they are often big och even very big. Some have quite a few spots and some have only a few. Some rigida turns lovely red in the sun, while others get sundamaged yellow leaves from the sun. Size of my ridiga vary from 8-23 cm long and 5-13 cm wide. This is not a hoya that I would recommend growing as a hanging plant, but if you have lots of space I'm sure it will be really cool!

 

The colour of the flowers also vary from one ridiga to another and can be anything from creamy white to green to light pink. The corona is mostly white with more or less pink/red in the middle. One thing they all have in common are that the sepals on the back of the flowers are long and narrow and sometimes they are visible from the front of the flowers, but mostly only until the buds are big. The flowers last about 5 days and you'll find 20-40 flowers in an umbel.

 

There is also another hoya which has been in circulation as rigida for many years, but this hoya doesn't have the typical long sepals. The "wrong" ridiga has smaller leaves and remind (in my opinion) more of subquintuplinervis... which I have to find! Anyone who has a plant they can cut?

To view more photos and read about my Hoya rigida IML 1424, click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya rigida IML 1529, click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya rigida IML 1669, click here:

 

To view more photos and read about my Hoya rigida, bought as sp. Thai 3, click here:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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