Hoya waymaniae (IML 1756)

Hoya waymaniae (IML 1756) comes from the jungles of Nabawan Sabah and was described in 1995.  It took me around 2 1/2 years to bring the plant into bloom from cutting.  It uses very little water for a Hoya, and needs to dry between waterings, which can be as long as two weeks in between.  I could not bloom this plant under T-5 lighting and had to resort to HPS lamps to coax it into flower.  There are supposedly other clones of this plant that flower easier and have slightly darker orange blooms.

The most spectacular part and interesting fact about this plant is that the peduncles can be up to 12 inches (30cm) long.  I have the photos and video to prove that this is indeed the case.  This particular variation has large ovate leaves with rippled edges.  I can recommend this plant to all who like the unusual and don’t mind a little bit of a challenge – Hoya waymaniae (IML 1756) will fill both of those needs very nicely.

Here is a video tour of Hoya waymaniae:

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