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Hoya elliptica Hook. f.

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

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

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

Biogeography

Native Distribution Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage Leaves elliptical, fleshy, light to olive green. Veins on upper surface of leaf pale green - white, almost perpendicular to the mid rib.
Flowers Flowers white with pinkish tinge
Habitat Epiphytic on trees along rivers (in Malaysia)

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion
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
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Foliar

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

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White, Pink
Flower Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period After Rain
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days

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Others

Master ID 30968
Species ID 5354
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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