Hoya rintzii Flower Close-Ups

Here are a couple of flower close-ups of Hoya rintzii. I knew that I would not have this one for long so I took special care in getting many photos of the blooms.

Hoya rintzii Lives In The Tree Canopy

Hoya rintzii lives in the tree canopy in the lowlands along rivers seldom at elevations above 500 meters. These lowland species are known to like it really warm and make pretty poor houseplants unless you live in the tropics and don’t use your air conditioning.

Growing Hoya rintzii Part Two

The second time was the charm with this one, the cutting I took of Hoya rintzii took off and grew this time because I was able to keep it warmer and watered less. I found out that the leaves are highly variable in size as you can see in the photo below.

Growing Hoya rintzii Part One

I knew nothing about this Hoya going in and that was probably a mistake. I found out later that it is in the Mindorensis Hoya complex, and H. mindorensis has always given me nothing but trouble, because I simply cannot give it warm enough temperatures. It was not long after potting up Hoya rintzii that I needed to take cuttings and start it over because of root rot.

Let’s Talk About Hoya rintzii

I received Hoya rintzii as a rooted cutting from AH Hoyas of Thailand in May of 2017. It came in fairly nice shape, but was rooted in coco husk, which often posed problems for me. I put it into a 2 inch net pot and hoped for the best. Below the buds of Hoya rintzii: