Hoya darwinii (Pink flowers) (4″ pot) (check back later)


Interesting Hoya that can develop ball shaped leaves that offer a symbiotic relationship with ants. Flowers also spectacular. Rarely offered. For experienced grower.

Ships in 4″ pot. Photo #2 ONLY, shows an example on size plant for sale.
Our plants are grown outside in FL; imperfections/blemishes are possible.

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Hoya darwinii produces really beautiful and unusual tooth-like flowers. This clone produces pink fragrant flowers. The pinkish corolla is reflexed and the corona stands up resembling a crown.
H. darwinii has two different types of leaves. Some are average looking, green, medium size, and lanceolate shape. Other leaves roll up into a ball. These leaves are hollow and can be occupied by ants. The ants have a nice shelter to live in and depending on the ant, they can sometimes protect the plant from pests and also provide nutrients to the plant. It is very neat and unusual for a Hoya! These ball leaves start off green and eventually turn brown.
This species has grown really well for us in south Florida and it is easy to grow as long as you don’t let it dry out. I recommend Hoya darwinii for more experienced Hoya growers. H. darwinii is a slow grower, but is an early bloomer for me. It is native to The Philippines. Rarely offered for sale.

We grow our H. darwinii outside in bright filtered light, it gets watered everyday (in the summer) and we protect from cold temperatures. Keep this species warm! You should decrease the frequency of water in the winter.

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