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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Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly.

Growing the Native Plants of Singapore. 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. This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. I divwrsifolia recommend this clone for beginners.


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Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a ddiversifolia star-shaped structure in the centre.

Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. According to Hsuan Keng, diveersifolia used to be common including H. Lim Chu Kang, Apr Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. This is an easy to grow plant for beginners.

This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr.

This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest.



It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in.

Chek Jawa, May These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves. BP Science Centre Guidebook. Leaves cm thick and succulent.

Mangrove wax plant (Hoya) on the Shores of Singapore

This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion.