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Hoya cumingiana

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: cumingiana (kum-ing-ee-AH-na) (Info)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mswestover On Oct 2, 2009, mswestover from Yulee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grows like crazy in a hanging pot in drifting shade. Cuttings root easily. The flowers are on the bottom of the stem so you have to look up to see them.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California
Deland, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Yulee, Florida

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