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  Hoya imperialis Lindl.
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Common Names : Imperial Hoya

 
Imperial Hoya
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte, Lithophyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      [Others]: Climber, stems and petioles pubescent, internodes spaced 5-25cm apart. Leaves coriaceous, thick and fleshy, leaf blades 5-15cm long by 2-5cm wide, obovate-lanceolate to oblong, elliptic or oblanceolate. Inflorescences with 1–19 start shaped flowers, measuring 7–9 cm in diameter when fully open.
      Habitat :
      Epiphytic on trees in lowland forest, mangrove and forest along tidal rivers; rarely as a lithophyte, surviving on thin layer of moist soil over a rocky base.
      Cultivation :
      This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant as it has one of the largest flowers of all species in the genus Hoya.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Low Humidity / Aircon
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion, [Remarks] ( Avoid contact with milky/ white sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets as sap could be toxic.)
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, Red, [Remarks] (Flower color variable - blooms can be dark red, dull red with darker red specks, pale pink or pinkish brown)
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Waxy
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary, Terminal
      Flowering Period :
      After Rain
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Weeks, [Remarks] (Flowers last up to 2-3 weeks)
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit

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