Hoya camphorifolia Warburg 1906


The tropical climber Hoya camphorifolia Warburg 1906 has been discovered by the German botanist Otto Warburg on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The small, pink flowers (about 0,5 cm) open in the morning and close in the evening. Hoya camphorifolia flowers are short-living and last just 1 or 2 days. They have a slight scence, which is reminescent of musk, but not pleasant. Flowers are grouped in “balls” of about 20-25 single flowers. Plants are known as very floriverous and with good conditions they may bloom all around the year.

The medium-sized, tropical waxflower vine requires intermediate - warm temperatures, quite a lot of water and a well-drained potting medium. Hoya camphorifolia is considered as an easy-to-grow plant. The unchallenging climber can be recommended to Hoya beginners, but is rare to find in trade.

Hoya camphorifolia Warburg 1906
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Image: Hoya camphorifolia Warburg 1906
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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