HOYA GRIFFITHII IML 1856
Hoya griffithii is a member of the Asclepiadaceae family and is native of India and China (Himalayas).
It is a fairly easy Hoya to grow and seems to grow well under Queensland conditions.
The flowers are fairly large measuring 31mm in diameter and having 5 – 9 flowers in each umbel. They are heavily perfumed and creamy white with a hint of pink with red spots on the rear of the blooms.
The leaves are dark green with some spots and under greater amounts of light they tend to go redder
INDOORS: Most Hoya are well suited to hanging baskets or ladders and can be grown indoors under pot culture in a warm position but flowering is sometimes difficult.
SOILS: The vine will enjoy most soil types but prefers well drained gravelly soils, moist but not wet, warm but frost free above 4 degrees.
PLANTING: Dig the hole twice the size of the pot and plant level with the surrounding soil. Mounding can help with wetter soils.
CARE: Prune after flowering but don’t cut off flower buds as flowers appear each year on them. Fertilise during growing period and withdraw water in the colder months. Mulch well to conserve water.
ENJOY THIS UNIQUE HOYA!