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Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hoya (HOY-a) (Info)
Species: fraterna (FRA-ter-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By air layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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:

San Francisco, California

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 19, 2012, Vestia from San Francisco, CA wrote:

It is a coarse-textured vine with dull leaves, but it flowers easily. The nectar from the flowers runs profusely and stains.

Positive

On Jun 26, 2006, MsKitty from Chowchilla, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This info is for growing hoyas in the Pacific Northwest. Hoya fraterna/aff. Fraterna flourishes in a southwest-facing window.

Neutral

On Jan 22, 2006, AlohaHoya from Keaau, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Some feel Schlecters ID of H. fraterna is questionable, as his notes were included in his papers on H. coriacea. H. coriacea and what is sold as H. fraterna are identical without flowers, and the flowers are very different. As a positive ID is not possible, it is assumed that the Hoya in circulation from Ted Green as H. fraterna and from Aloha Hoya as H. aff fraterna are the same. They may be subspecies of eachother or separate species.