Hoya parasitica Wallich ex Wight 1834


Hoya parasitica Wallich ex Wight 1834, one of the most easy to handle Hoya wax flowers, is native to Thailand, Malaysi, Indonesia and Nepal. Hoya parasitica flowers are highly fragrant, the strong perfume increases at nighttime. There are different varieties of the Hoya parasitica known, only in Thailand there has been 9 different varieties found. Nowadays its generally spoken about a Hoya parasitica complex, as there are so many varieties. Flowers are grouped in impressive flowerballs with up to about 40 single, white flowers, which last about one week. The tropical climber is considered as an easy-to-care plant and can be recommended for Hoya beginners. Hoya parasitica requires intermediate - warm temperatures and is best cultivated in full sun to partial shade.

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Image: Hoya parasitica Wallich ex Wight 1830
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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