Hoya diversifolia is an Indonesian native with a thick weirdly shaped leaf, and pink flowers. This plant for some reason is looked down on by some Hoya growers. Plant database entry for Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) with one image, one comment, and 10 data details. Status and threats: Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically.

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We duversifolia like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. According diversifoliz Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. I would recommend this clone for beginners. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures.


Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore.

References Hsuan Keng, S. Leaves cm thick and succulent. Website by Modern Web Studios. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket.

These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves.


The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. BP Science Centre Guidebook.

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This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion.


Chek Jawa, May All pictures are for reference purposes only. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry. With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen.

Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped diversifoliia in the centre.


Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen? This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long.

Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in.

Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) in the Hoyas Database –

Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. Edit alert text Click Here to be hoha when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest.

This is an easy to grow plant for beginners. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.