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Hoya linearis

Pronunciation: Hoy-a lin-air-iss
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Common Name: Hoya linearis
Plant Type:
  • epiphyte, terrestrial
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 36"
Width to: 36"
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid summer
  • late summer
  • early autumn
  • mid autumn
Bloom Description: Hoya linearis produces lax umbels, to 1 1/2" across, of 10-13 star-shaped, scented, pure white flowers to 1/2" across, with pink-tinged, yellowish white 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
  • No
Plant Perks:
  • Fragrant
Pests and Diseases: Mealybugs and scale insects may occur under glass.
Propagation: Sow hoya linearis seed at 66-75. F in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer. Layer in spring or summer.
Native to: Himalayas
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification: Hoya linearis is a pendent, epiphytic, succulent, perennial with slender, soft, grayish green stems bearing linear, hairy, dark green leaves, 1-2" long, deeply grooved beneathdo 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.
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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