Hoya Rotundiflora got its name “Hoya” because of a botanist named Thomas Hoy and got its name “Rotundiflora” because of its round foliage.
It is a vine-type of Hoya producing little fuzzy dark green, oblong, to 4cm long by 2cm wide. Leaves and stems with a layer of rusty/ dull reddish brown hairs. It produces many clusters of tiny white flowers in spring and summer and its very delicate smell is quite dreamy.
Similar in growth habit to Hoya lyii and Hoya thomsonii, but can be distinguished based on flowers and shape of the leaves.
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