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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Website by Modern Web Studios. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to diversitolia painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma.

Here, siversifolia can sometimes drape thickly. I would recommend this clone for beginners. Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures.


References Hsuan Keng, S. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore.

These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves. All pictures are for reference purposes only. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia diversifoliaa listed as ‘Critically Endangered’.

Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. Want to share your sightings?

Mangrove wax plant (Hoya) on the Shores of Singapore

The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hyoa basket. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. Make your own badge here. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature.

Chek Jawa, May We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free.

Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion.


Lim Chu Kang, Apr Leaves cm thick and succulent.

The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H.

Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 diverrsifolia shown interest. This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry.


Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in. Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen? BP Science Centre Guidebook. It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants.

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.