This list was derived from information that the late, great David Liddle provided for conditions where some Hoyas were found in the wild. It is a great place to start when you are wondering about the appropriate environment for the Hoya that you want to grow.
H. albiflora – 2 monsoon region. Moisture necessary, moderate indirect light.
H. aldrichii – Grows slightly dry and warm.
H. archboldiana – Lowland trees and shrubs, high indirect light. Let it grow dryer in winter.
H. bella – From moist highland rain forest…constant moisture. Cool
H. bhutanica – Grows dryer, moderate light.
H. bordenii – Grows shady, moist, cool dim to moderate light.
H. callistophylla – From dark, deep shade. Grows wet.
H. campanulata – Found at edge of forest. High humidity and light.
H. caudate – High humidity and air movement.
H. cembra – Likes light and grows dryish.
H. citrina – Double monsoon area. From mangroves – moisture. Understory plant.
H. curtisi – Moist. Deep shade. Don’t let it get dry.
H. davidcummingii – Found near Lake Bulisan in moderate shade.
H. dennisii – Deep shade.
H. deykei – Double monsoon area. Likes warm and shady, hates cold and wet.
H. doliocosparte – Found in a cleared forest under a log.
H. engleriana – Found at high altitude where it got fog at night during the dry season. Getting dry would probably kill the plant.
H. erythrina – Grows in understory with little light and lots of air movement.
H. erythrostemma – Found beside a river, shady, moist, good air movement.
H. flavida – Cool is OK.
H. fusca – Likes deep shade, moisture.
H. glabra – A wet forest climber, not full sun.
H. halophila – Found in mangrove swamps. Shade. Humidity.
H. hypolasia – High humidity. Air movement is the key.
H. inconspicua – Coastal. + light.
H. kanyakumariana – would not like to grow wet.
H. kerrii – grow open and dry.
H. latifolia – Shade. Understory plant.
H. linearis – Grows dryish and cool.
H. lobbii IML 1161 – Found along streams, shady, humid.
H. loheri – Grows dryish and shady.
H. macgillivrayi – Single monsoon area. Moderate light, grow dryish in winter.
H. magnifica – Found in high altitude, in shade and lots of water.
H. megalaster – Found in deep shade, in the understory in the rainforest. High humidity.
H. mindorensis – Shade grower.
H. naumanii – Found in the understory, moist, low light.
H. nummularoides – Grows dryish.
H. odetteae – Grows moist but not wet in shade.
H. obtusifolia – From mountain areas + moisture + humidity
H. pachyclada – Grows dryish. Capable of withstanding long periods of drought.
H. padangensis – Grows dryish.
H. parviflora – Less light – grow like H. carnosa.
H. purpureo-fusca – Grows in midstory of forest, dim light + humidity.
H. pusilla – Dim light. + water + humidity.
H. sariae – From shady jungle.
H. scortechinii – Grow moist.
H. sp. 1280 aff. H. kentiana – Not too wet.
H. subglabra – Moderate to cool. Moderate light. Found in high altitude growing in the grass in an aging moss forest.
H. revoluta – Found at beach edge. Warm and lots of water.
H. rigida – Found in mangrove swamp with high humidity and moderate to bright light.
H. thomsonii – Found on rocks next to a stream. Grow cool, deep shade, high humidity. Air flow.
H. waymaniae – Found in understory, deep shade.