Last updated:
29 sep 2014

Hoya chlorantha Rechinger

 

 


 

This hoya comes from Samoa and it was described in 1908. The Hoya chlorantha var. tutuilensis was described in 1978 by (Chr.) Whistler. Hoya chlorantha var. tutuilensis is often sold as Hoya betchei and/or filiformis and there seem to be one other name: Hoya vitchii, but this name is said to be invalid.

 

It seems to be a slow growing hoya so it should be easy to grow both hanging and wrapped on a support. The leaves are quite narrow, dark green and have sharp points. They are about 4-10 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide and have prominent center veins.

 

The flowers on Hoya chlorantha are green (that's what the name means), and the flowers on var. tutuilensis are maroon/mauve-red with darker venation. You'll find few flowers in each umbel. At least on the green one... On the var. tutuilensis I've had lots of flowers when mine has bloomed. The flowers lasted about a week and had a wonderful not too strong fragrance.

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