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Hoya coronaria Blume

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Native to Singapore Coastal Hanging Basket Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Dry Soils / Drought Climber, Vine and Liana

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Classifications and Characteristics

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

Biogeography

Native Distribution Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Thailand
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status 1 Native to Singapore (Presumed Nationally Extinct (NE))

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Robust sprawling climber often forming a dense cover over branches or the substrate to which it is attached
Foliage Leaves elliptical with revolute margins, pubescent below.
Flowers Flowers 2-3.5cm across; corolla lobes white, cream, pale yellow or light - dark purple; occasionally white or cream with purple spots.  Corona for purple flowered form white or cream, tinged with purple towards the center; otherwise white - pale yellow for other flower color forms.
Habitat On limestone hills and cliffs, quartz ridges, mangroves and occasionally along rivers.
Cultivation Like most Hoyas classified under the section Eriostemma, this species is also a shy bloomer and may need to reach a considerable size or spread before it starts blooming.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Coastal, Beachfront / Shoreline, 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.
Plant & Rootzone Preference or Tolerance Remarks Tolerant of salt spray

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Purple, White, Yellow / Golden, Patterned
Flower Texture(s) Waxy, Thick / Fleshy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period Rarely
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days

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Master ID 31038
Species ID 5425
Species record last updated on: 15 January 2020.
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