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.
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