Hoya waymaniae Kloppenb.1995


Hoya waymaniae Kloppenb.1995 is a tropical waxflower creeper species, native to the Malayan part of the island Borneo (Kalimantan). Arden Dearden, an Australian plant collector and owner of the Equatorial Exotics nursery in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, discovered the Hoya species in Sarawak, Malaysia in the late eighties. Hoya specialist Dale Kloppenburg named Hoya waymaniae in honour to Ann Wayman, a Hoya enthusiast and publisher of several publications about Hoya plants. Hoya waymaniae prefers a location in full shade, in its natural habitat the plant is creeping on the forest floor or is slowly climbing small trees.

The slow growing waxflower vine requires warm temperatures, not below 20° C and balanced waterings as Hoya waymaniae is very prone to root rot. To cultivate this Hoya species is a real challenge even for experienced Hoya growers. The beautiful, bright orange flowers are grouped in flat umbels of up to about 25 single flowers. The slightly fragrant flowers, with an almost unnoticeable smell like citrus mixed with camphor get a size of about 1 cm across and last for about one week.

Hoya waymaniae
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Image: Hoya waymaniae Kloppenb.1995
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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