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Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: kerrii (KER-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Synonym:Hoya kerrii var. albomarginata

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27 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
White/Near White

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:
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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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Jul 23, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is one of the hardier Hoyas that I have grown and though I do have it protected from full sun and under an eave, it survives our intense heat (over 100f), low humidity (down below 20% sometimes) and cold (down to 25F sometimes, though probably a bit warmer under the eaves). Slow growing but a reliable flowerer every summer.

Positive Tibble22 On Mar 11, 2012, Tibble22 from Panama City Beach, FL wrote:

I live in zone 8b and this plant grows VERY well and flowers profusely. I do take it inside, to my greenhouse over the Winter and bring it back outside in early Spring.
I love this plant, so hardy and beautiful!

Positive smurfwv On Oct 10, 2010, smurfwv from Cabin Creek, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

Please note:
Although it grows in my area, NO HOYA is cold hardy and must be protected!


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

Arroyo Grande, California
Carlsbad, California
Pico Rivera, California
San Bernardino, California
Miami, Florida
Cabin Creek, West Virginia

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