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Hoya diversifolia

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: diversifolia (dy-ver-sih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Hoya crassipes (illeg.)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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:
Pale Pink
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bminnella On Apr 13, 2012, bminnella from Tanque Verde, AZ wrote:

I have one on the patio, close in during cold nights...Blooms all spring, summer and fall. Hummingbirds love to nest in it. covers the patio ceiling back and forth 3times and still growing..patio is about 20 feet long. Bees are so busy getting nectar they don't bother us. Tucson, AZ


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

Deland, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Centertown, Missouri
Whitestone, New York

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