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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According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma. This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in.

BP Science Centre Guidebook. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre.

Make your own badge here. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves.


Lim Chu Kang, Apr Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. eiversifolia

Leaves cm thick and succulent. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket. Chek Jawa, May This Diverssifolia has pretty flowers and buds.


It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures.

I would recommend this clone for beginners.


This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant.

Want to share your sightings? Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster.

Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore. References Hsuan Keng, S.

Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion. All pictures are for reference purposes only.


We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry. Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. This is an easy to grow plant for beginners. We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen?

Mangrove wax plant (Hoya) on the Shores of Singapore

Website by Modern Web Studios. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia diversifllia. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr.