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Hoya diversifolia is an Indonesian native with a thick weirdly shaped leaf, and pink flowers. This plant for some reason is looked down on by some Hoya growers. Plant database entry for Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) with one image, one comment, and 10 data details. Status and threats: Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically.

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This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in.

It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. Make your own badge here.

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Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp.

These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves. All pictures are for reference purposes only. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. Leaves cm thick and succulent. According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma.

Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) in the Hoyas Database –

Website by Modern Web Studios. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen? This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry. We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures.

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Fruits uoya long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. I would recommend this clone for beginners. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. References Hsuan Keng, S. BP Science Centre Guidebook. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata.


Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant.


Chek Jawa, May We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket. Lim Chu Kang, Apr This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H.