Hoya odorata (2.5″ pot)


This tropical “wax flower” produces super fragrant elegant white with green flowers when mature. This is an unusual shrubby species.

Ships in 2.5″ pot. Photo #2 ONLY, is an example on size plant for sale.
Our plants are grown outside in FL; imperfections/blemishes are possible.

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This Hoya is sometimes sold as Hoya cembrae or Hoya cembra. 
It is said that this Hoya was named after Kloppenburgs daughter, therefore it should be spelled Hoya cembrae, but I am not sure if the spelling has been fixed.
This Hoya grows like a shrub and does not twine. The leaves are lanceolate, medium size, green and glossy. This Hoya produces flowers with the most delicious fragrance. It has one of the most powerful fragrances in this genus that will fill your whole greenhouse. We noticed that the scent is during the day and seems to be absent at night which is unusual for a Hoya, it is usually the other way around. The corolla is white and the corona is greenish yellow. Another unusual characteristic about this Hoya is that the peduncle is so small that it looks like the flowers form right out of the stems.

We grow our hoyas outdoors in south FL in filtered light. Most hoyas like to be kept a little on the dry side. ***This species has thin leaves therefore it requires slightly moist soil with good drainage. Hoyas like to grow in small pots with a trellis or hanging baskets. Fertilization is average. Hoyas need to be protected well from cold temperatures as they are tropical.

All pictures were taken of our mature mother plants in bloom, not the plants for sale.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 24 in
Gardino Nursery