Hoya diversifolia is an Indonesian native with a thick weirdly shaped leaf, and pink flowers. This plant for some reason is looked down on by some Hoya growers. Plant database entry for Hoya (Hoya diversifolia) with one image, one comment, and 10 data details. Status and threats: Many of our hoyas are listed in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically.

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This Hoya has pretty flowers and buds.

According to Hugh Tan, the poisonous latex is used in Malaysia to ease painful catfish stings, in hot baths to treat rheumatism and to cure coughs and asthma. Want to share your sightings?

Make your own badge here. The last photo is a comparison between Hoya diversifolia ssp. According to Hsuan Keng, they used to be common including H. Photos of Mangrove wax plants for free download from wildsingapore flickr. References Hsuan Keng, Uoya. Lim Chu Kang, Apr We grow our Hoyas outside in bright filtered light and keep the soils slightly dry.


This Hoya looks similar to Hoya diversifolia.


According to Burkill, uses include the latex to stimulate digestion. The mangrove Hoya diversifolia is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’. Admiralty Park, Aug 11 Hoya diversifolia. The flowers are the same size and shape and diversiflia leaves are similar as well, but much smaller. A milky sap oozes out of cuts in the plant.

Mangrove wax plant (Hoya) on the Shores of Singapore

With the loss of our mangroves, however, these plants are now less commonly seen. Flowers emerge in a ball-like cluster. Mangrove wax plants on Singapore shores. Chek Jawa, May This strong Hoya grows fast and looks nice in a hanging basket.

Edit alert text Click Here to be notified when this product is available again Already 5 persons shown interest. Here, they can sometimes drape thickly. Additional information Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 6 x 9 x 24 in.

Though not diversifoliia Hoyas are vines, those in our mangroves are climbing twining vines that can be diversifola metres long. We also like this Hoya because it is pest and disease free. Fruits idversifolia long cm bean-like which split open when ripe to release fluffy wind-dispersed seeds. Family Apocynaceae updated Jan Where seen? All pictures are for reference purposes only. Leaves cm thick and succulent.


Chek Jawa, Dec 01 Hoya verticillata. Mangrove wax plant Hoya sp. This tropical succulent wax flower has thick green leaves and produces red and pink flowers when mature. These climbers with tough succulent leaves and beautiful wax-like flowers are sometimes seen in our mangroves.

Each flower star-shaped with 5 waxy thick triangular petals, a smaller star-shaped structure in the centre.