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Hoya burtoniae


Hoya burtoniae


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Hoya burtoniae is a vining epiphytic plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It has attractive waxy foliage and produces sweetly scented flowers. Native to Philippines, it makes an easy houseplant, ideally suited for pots or a hanging basket.The inflorescence is made up of multiple flowers, hanging or more upright, grouped in an umbel. The flowers are red with a yellow and pink center. They are star-shaped, and are borne in clusters that look like they are made of wax. The flower’s surface is covered in tiny hairs giving a fuzzy appearance. They are heavily scented and may produce excess nectar that drips from the flowers.

FAMILY : Apocynaceae
ORIGIN : Philippines
TYPE/USES : hanging basket, small vine
SIZE : 4′ – 5′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : not too dry, but good drainage
MIN. TEMP. : low 50’s
FLOWER : warmer months
COMMENTS : fuzzy leaves, flowers smell like honey


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