Hoya ‘Patricia’(H.darwinii x H.elliptica)
South East Asia
Hoya Patricia is an uncommon hoya featuring light green leaves that gets beautifully sun-stressed with proper lighting. This cultivar is a cross between hoya darwinii and hoya elliptica. In the wild it climbs trees and scrambles over rocks, growing continuously and reaching lengths of 20 feet(6 m) or more.
Twenty or more star shaped flowers up to 1.5 cm across, per umbel ,reflexed pink corolla and red corona, are borne in pendulous convex clusters, 5 or 8 cm across. When blooming, the fragrance is very heady and fills the house with a sweet, lovely fragrance.
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