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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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.

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen? All pictures are for reference purposes only. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H.

This is an easy diversifklia grow plant for beginners. We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds.

This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia. Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. We diversifoia our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures. BP Science Centre Guidebook. According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp.


I would recommend this clone for beginners. The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller.


Chek Jawa, May A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as diversigolia Endangered’.

We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry. Want to share your sightings? Make your own badge here. Lim Chu Kang, Apr Leaves cm thick and succulent.

With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre. References Hsuan Keng, S.


Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. Website by Modern Web Studios. It blooms nonstop during the warmer months on mature plants. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available dievrsifolia Already 5 djversifolia shown interest. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. Growing the Native Plants of Singapore.


This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia.

Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long.