Hoya lacunosa Blume 1826


Hoya lacunosa Blume 1826 is a highly fragrant wax flower, native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Hoya lacunosa flowers exhale a heavy scent which is reminescent of hyacinth with a pinch of cinnamon. Others say the scent is like a facial soap or a hand cream. If the Hoya lacunosa blooms with a few umbels the fragrance easily fills big rooms and is strongest during night time. In the wild the tropical climber can reach a length up to about 3 meters, while indoors the easy-care Hoya lacunosa is deemed as one of the smaller wax flower plants and even fits small rooms. Umbels include 15 - 20 flowers. Single flowers get a size of about 1 cm. Hoya lacunosa is blooming all around the year.

Nowadays Hoya lacunosa wax flower plants are also distributed in India, China and Thailand. In China essences of parts of the plant are used in nature medicine to dress pus-filled wounds, to reduce swellings and to subdue insect bites.

Hoya lacunosa Blume 1826
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Image: Hoya lacunosa Blume 1826
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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