HOYA INCURVULA IML 1163
Hoya incurvula is a member of the Apocynaceae family and is native to Sulawesi.
This is what most call a spider type flower and has small red flowers with about 20 flowers in each umbel. The flowers drip nectar toward the end of the flowering as shown in the flowers above, the image was taken by me in December.
The flowers have a small amount of fragrance in the evening and this Hoya is sometimes called Hoya brevialata and there is no clear description for either today.
It will climb to around 3.5 metres but to my mind looks much better in a hanging basket.
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.
SIT BACK AND ENJOY!