Hoya sp. 22 Khao Yai

I received Hoya sp. 22 Khao Yai  in the summer of 2012 and flowered it almost exactly three years later.  It is a large leafed species that hails from Khao Yai National Forest in Thailand.   The leaves range in size from 4 to 6 inches long and from 2 ½ inches to 4 inches in width.  In medium to high light the leaves get attractive red blotching.  The flowers are a little over a centimeter in diameter before they reflex and are highly perfumed.  They are bone colored with caramelized tips.

To bloom this species was not easy, and I suspect that it is not easily flowered as the only photos I have found of the flowers online come from myself as of May of 2015.  I needed to let the plant run wild and freely climb without restraints to approximately six feet (two meters) in height.  I used a combination of light spectrums including LED, HPS, and T-5 Fluorescent.  I watered and fertilized normally.  This is a great Hoya for both the beginner and the advanced hobbyist.  For the beginner it is easy to grow and will be a challenge for the expert to bring into flower.  This plant pretty much has something to offer to everyone!