Hoya diversifolia is an Indonesian native with a thick weirdly shaped leaf, and pink flowers. This plant for some reason is looked down on by some Hoya growers. Plant database entry for Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) with one image, one comment, and 10 data details. Status and threats: Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically.

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It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. I would recommend this clone for beginners.

Website by Modern Web Studios. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. Want to share your sightings? With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore.

References Hsuan Keng, S.

BP Science Centre Guidebook. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. This is an easy to grow plant for beginners.


Leaves cm thick and succulent. Make your own badge here. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest.

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Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in. These climbers with tough hoy leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves. We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is uoya in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma.

The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller.


Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long.

Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. Chek Jawa, May According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’.


This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. A milky sap oozes out digersifolia cuts in the plant. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp.

Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. Lim Chu Kang, Apr Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. Hoy Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen?

We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures.