Last updated:
07 jul 2019

Hoya kanyakumariana Henry & Swaminathan




This hoya comes from the Kanyakumari province (Tamil Nadu) in southern India and it was published in 1979.


Hoya kanyakumariana can be grown either hanging or on a support. It doesn't grow very fast and it doesn't twine on its own so it's easily maintained on a support. The leaves are rather think, dark green with wavy edges and very few flecks. They are about 1.5-3 cm long and 1-2 cm wide. Sometimes this hoya is called the mini-kerrii because of the almost heart shaped small leaves.


The almost flat flowers are about 1 cm in diameter. The hairy flowers have white corolla and corona and the center of the corona is purple. You'll find 10-20 flowers in each umbel. It's a frequent bloomer once it has started and the fragrance is sweet and not too strong, unless you have plenty of umbels open at the same time. The flowers last 5-6 days and they produce quite a lot of nectar, but it doesn't drip and mess the surroundings.

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