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Hoya coronaria

Pronunciation: HOY-a kor-oh-NAR-ee-uh
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Common Name: Hoya coronaria
Plant Type:
  • epiphyte, terrestrial
  • vines and climbers
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 10ft
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
  • early autumn
  • mid autumn
Bloom Description: Hoya coronaria bears umbels, 3-4in across, with up to 10 shallowly bell-shaped, night-scented, creamy yellow to greenish white flowers, 1in across with a red spot at the base of each petal, and crimson-spotted coronas.
Soil Type: Under glass, grow in soil-based potting mix with equal parts added leaf mold, sharp sand, ground bark and charcoal. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist well-drained soil
Toxic:
  • No
Plant Perks:
  • Fragrant
Pests and Diseases: Mealybugs and scale insects may occur under glass.
Propagation: Sow Hoya coronaria seed at 66-75.F in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer. Layer in spring or summer.
Native to: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

Hoya coronaria is a slow-growing, thick-stemmed climber with broadly oval to oblong, leathery, fleshy mid-green leaves, to 4in long, downy beneath, with prominent midribs.

Do not remove old flower stalks because new inflorescences develop on them. Flowers may be followed by long, cylindrical seeds with tufts of hair. Pruning group 11, after flowering.

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
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