Hoya kenejiana Schltr. 1913


Hoya kenejiana Schltr. 1913 is a tropical waxflower vine, native to Papua New Guinea, where it has been collected in the year 1908 by the German botanist Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872-1925).

Rudolf Schlechter named the beautiful, yelllow, but not fragrant, Hoya kenejiana, in the year 1913 after the place where it was found, Kenejia, in the North-East of Papua New Guinea. Hoya kenejiana is a vigorous and robust climber and can reach a length up to 12 meters in its tropical habitat. The epiphytic growing, tropical plant is suitable for growing indoors, requires a warm to hot, humid climate and is best cultivated in sun to partial shade. Like many other tropical plants Hoya kenejiana doesn`t tolerate cold or freezing temperatures below 5° C. Hoya kenejiana blooms in showy umbels of about 15-20 single flowers, which get a size of about 1,5 - 2 cm and last for about 4 - 5 days. The potting medium should contain a bit of limestone and the plant should be regularly fertilized, especially during the winter month. Flowering period: Spring - Summer. Hoya kenejiana is considered as easy to care and is suitable for Hoya beginners. The plant is prone to mealybugs, which can be fought easily with common pesticides.

Hoya kenejiana Schltr. 1913
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