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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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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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!