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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These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest. The last photo is a hya between Hoya diversifolia ssp. Lim Chu Kang, Apr Want to share your sightings?

Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds.


It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. I would recommend this clone for beginners. Noya Jawa, May We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry.

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This is an easy to grow plant for beginners. Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. Make your own badge here. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen?

We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a diverssifolia basket. The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature.


Hoga milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore. BP Science Centre Guidebook. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp.

Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) in the Hoyas Database –

According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. This Hoya looks similar to Hoya difersifolia. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen.


References Hsuan Keng, S. This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster.

Website by Modern Web Studios. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion.

According to 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. We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. Leaves cm thick and succulent. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in.

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. All pictures are for reference purposes only.