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Hoya wayetii Kloppenb.

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


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Philippines
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Compact epiphytic climber
Foliage Leaves leathery, to 9cm long by 2cm wide. Leaf blade dull green, margin with a dark green border.  Leaves exposed to very bright light may develop a reddish-purple tinge. Young leaves in some specimens reddish-orange. 
Flowers Flowers fragrant,  to 0.9cm across, petals dark red - maroon, densely pubescent, tips of petals recurved at full bloom. Corona completely red in some specimens, or with a yellow spot at the edge/ tip or at the center of the individual corona lobes. 
Similar This is circulated as the yellow flowered clone of Hoya mindorensis, which also exist as a number of other color forms (dark red, red and salmon). 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, 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.

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Planting Remarks The flowers exude a fair bit of nectar that may attract ants
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Leathery
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Orange, Red

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period After Rain
Flowering Opening Time Daytime
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit

Image Repository



Master ID 31605
Species ID 6004
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.