Hoya ‘Los Banos’ syn H. densifolia is a member of the Asclepiadaceae family.
The flowers are golden yellow in colour and are reflexed and starlike. They have a deep red to maroon corolla and have 12- 14 flowers in each umbel.
It is a non-twining Hoya with an upright habit that can droop as it matures.
It likes a shady position and is frost sensitive.
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.
Dig the hole twice the size of the pot and plant level with the surrounding soil. Mounding can assist with wetter 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 C. Mulch well to conserve water.
Prune after flowering in pots but don’t cut off flower buds as flowers appear each year on the same bud. Fertilise during growing period and withdraw water in the colder months.
REWARD: SIT BACK AND ENJOY!