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Hoya pachyclada Kerr

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Suitable for Hanging Baskets Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Epiphyte

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Thailand
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Compact vine with thick, succulent stems
Foliage Leaves light green, leathery, thick succulent,  obovate with a cuneate base, 7-10cm long by 4-5cm wide. 
Flowers Flowers fragrant; petals waxy, white - cream or very pale greenish white - yellowish, reflexed in full bloom. Corona white  - pale cream. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Skyrise / Balcony, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
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) (Insects (Butterfly, Moth), Insects (Ant, Beetle, Fly, Thrip, Wasp))
Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

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, Green - Light Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Leathery, Thick

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Green - Light Green, White
Flower Texture(s) Waxy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31835
Species ID 6235
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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