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Hoya mariae


Hoya mariae L. Wanntorp & Meve

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Synonyms: Clemensiella mariae Schltr., Clemensiella dischidioides Elmer, Hoya viracensis Kloppenb. & Siar


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

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Philippines
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Epiphytic vine with wiry twinging stems
Foliage Leaves ovate, to 8cm long, leathery. Upper surface of leaf mid - dark green, mid rib light green, sunken. Under surface of leaves light green, mid rib raised.
Flowers Flowers campanulate (bell shaped),  to 1.8 cm wide, cream, dull reddish orange or dull yellow tinged with reddish orange. Corona lobes cream - very pale yellow

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Suitable for Hanging Baskets

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
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


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

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Orange, Red, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Leathery
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

Image Repository



Master ID 31449
Species ID 5846
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.