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Hoya mindorensis Schltr.

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Hanging Basket Ornamental Flowers Climber, Vine and Liana Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Philippines and Sabah (Malaysia)
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Fast growing, compact vine.
Foliage Leaves glossy green, often with rd tinge when exposed to direct sunlight
Flowers Flower color variable, corolla dark red, red or pale yellow.
Others - Plant Morphology Two yellow flowered forms are currently in circulation; the form with a dark red corona supposedly originated from Sabah, whereas the form with a pale pink corona (with a tinge of red along the ridge) is  from the Philippines. Two other subspecies are also currently in circulation, ssp. midorensis with salmon colored corolla and pink corona, and ssp.superba with flowers that are covered with dense white hairs.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Avoid contact with milky/ white 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
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Leathery

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Gloss / Shiny, Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period After Rain
Flowering Opening Time Daytime
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit

Image Repository



Master ID 30890
Species ID 5267
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 April 2020.