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Hoya nummularioides


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Cambodia, Laos, Thailand

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Compact epiphytic vine
Foliage Leaves dull green, tomentose.
Flowers Flowers tiny, white with pinkish-red corona, strongly scented.
Cultivation Flowers once - twice a year under local conditions. Mass blooms after short dry rest, often with entire vine covered with clusters of white flowers.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap, Pungent Scent - Flowers
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Fragrance of flowers may be over powering for some; 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.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought
Potential Problems May not flower/ will not mass bloom if dry rest period is not observed
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days

Image Repository



Master ID 30914
Species ID 5292
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: 15 November 2021.