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Hoya pubicalyx 'Pink Silver'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Hoya pubicalyx  is native to the Philippines; this cultivar is of horticultural origin.
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Vigorous epiphytic vine with dense foliage
Foliage Leaves thick leathery, mid to dark green, glossy, with pale grey or silver flecks/ blotches on the upper surface.
Flowers Inflorescence in heads of up to 40 blooms, fragrant. Corolla lobes densely pubescent, dull silvery pink. Corona pale pink, tinged with dark rose pink towards the center.
Cultivation This species is often mistakenly sold under the identity of Hoya purpureofusca.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Skyrise / Balcony, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion, Irritant - Sap
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, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Silver / Grey
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny, Leathery, Thick

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink, Red, Silver / Grey
Flower Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period Free-Flowering, After Rain

Image Repository



Master ID 31164
Species ID 5558
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.