Hoya Caudata 'Sumatra' is an incredibly beautiful and rare vining epiphyte . Leaves are pendulous and thick and they are borne opposite to each other although usually only one leaf per node. Leaf blades are ovate and green with silver mottling and almost ruffled edged ; if exposed to full sun, leaves become burgundy. Juvenile leaves are thinner and hairy, becoming more rigid and glabrous as they mature.
Each umbel produces between 8–15 star-shaped flowers, corolla is white and pubescent, corona is red.
Easy to grow & don't require much attention. Hoya do best in filtered light or with lots of artificial light in indoors.
Hoya plants don't ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the warm humid conditions (similar to bromeliads and orchids)
They are epyphite, can be grown in orchid medium or light potting mix with lots of bark conditioner. Hoya like the security of a snug pot, and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those that are swimming around in a giant pot.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds .
It makes a nice hanging basket, but also does really well as a mounted plant