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Hoya kerrii 'Albomarginata'

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Sweetheart Hoya, Valentine Hoya, Wax Hearts, 心叶球兰
Semi Shade Little Water Suitable for Hanging Baskets Indoor Plant Fragrant Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Drought Tolerant Climber, Vine and Liana


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a woody vine with succulent leaves.
Foliage Its opposite leaves are heart-shaped with a dent at the distal end. Leaves are green with irregular creamy edges.
Flowers The individual flower is round, white with reddish-brown center. Flowers are closely arranged, forming a ball-like cluster.
Cultivation This Hoya is easy to take care of. It grows well under bright indirect sunlight besides window.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow, Dry Soils / Drought
Landscape Uses Container Planting, Hanging Basket, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Leaf Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Cream / Off-White
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 119
Species ID 1415
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.