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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Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) in the Hoyas Database –

Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. All pictures are for reference purposes only. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants.

This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest. This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds. This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket.


Mangrove wax plant (Hoya) on the Shores of Singapore

Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia.

BP Science Centre Guidebook. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores.

Leaves cm thick and succulent. Chek Jawa, May According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma. References Hsuan Keng, S. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr divesifolia. Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

Lim Chu Kang, Apr diversfiolia Website by Modern Web Studios. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore. This is an easy to grow plant for beginners.

I would recommend this clone for beginners. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry.



Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller.

According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. Though not all Divereifolia are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves.

Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen? The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly.