Hoya verticillata is a member of the Asclepidaceae family and is native to India, Indochina to Malaysia.
It is very beautiful Hoya and has white flowers with pinkish to almost brown at times corolla, it has some fragrance that is minty or fruity and generates a lot of nectar. The flowers as they open make a distinct popping sound.
It prefers to be in a semi-shaded position or in morning sun.
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.
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