Hoya diversifolia is an Indonesian native with a thick weirdly shaped leaf, and pink flowers. This plant for some reason is looked down on by some Hoya growers. Plant database entry for Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) with one image, one comment, and 10 data details. Status and threats: Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically.

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This is an easy to grow plant for beginners. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest.

This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant. Lim Chu Kang, Apr Want to share your sightings? We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free.


Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.


Growing the Native Plants of Singapore. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. References Hsuan Keng, S. Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick diversifloia petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre.

According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma.

Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen joya our mangroves. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. All pictures are for reference purposes only. According to Burkill, uses include the divversifolia to stimulate digestion. Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster.

Mangrove wax plant (Hoya) on the Shores of Singapore

Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. I would recommend this clone for beginners. This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds.

The flowers are the same size and shape and the leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. Website by Modern Web Studios.


Fruits are long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. Make your own badge here. Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. It blooms nonstop during the warmer months viversifolia mature plants.

Leaves cm thick and succulent. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’.

With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. Chek Jawa, May This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifoliz. Though not all Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be many metres long. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen?

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Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils divrrsifolia dry. We leave our plants outside year round here in south Florida, I would just protect from freezing temperatures.