Last updated:
1 jun 2006

Hoya padangensis Schlechter




This hoya comes from Java and it was described in 1916. Hoya uncinata is a synonyme to this hoya but even though padangensis was published after uncinata the correct and valid name is padangensis. Sometimes you see the name oncinata too, but that is just a misspelling of uncinata.


This is a twining hoya but it doesn't grow too fast so it's easily controlled. The leaves are thin, but hard and somewhat curved, 6-12 cm long and 2-3.5 cm wide. The leaf surface looks coarse but feels smooth and the leaves have lots of grey flecks. The leaf colour vary from light grey green to dark green.


The flowers on this hoya are really different from your "normal" hoya. They are about 1.5 cm each, pale pink/brown with white corona and there are few flowers in each umbel. The corolla lobes are curled up giving the flowers a sprawling look. The flowers last about one week, have a strange not too pleasant fragrance and on the tips of the coronas there are small drops of nectar.

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