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Hoya retusa

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Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Karnataka province, India.

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Slender trailing climber
Foliage Leaves dull green, linear, 5-6 cm long by 2-3mm wide; leaf apex retuse. 
Flowers Flowers weakly fragrant, with a light lemon like scent. Corolla lobes white, corona wine red.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Avoid contact with sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets as sap could be toxic.

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red, White
Flower Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period After Rain
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days
Flowering Period Remarks Needs cooler night temperatures to initiate flower bud formation

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Master ID 30853
Species ID 5223
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.
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