Hoyas are twining vines, with showy exotic flowers, from the rainforests in Asia and Oceania. Most species grow in bright shade or morning sun, but they will also grow indoors as house plants. They are well suited for baskets, trellises or ladders. They tolerate a few weeks of drought but they are sensitive to frost and cold. Many hoyas are easy to grow and bloom, while some are tricky and rare.
This species is closely related to Hoya carnosa . Flowers are larger, white with red center and very fragrant. The leaves are round with speckles and are also fuzzy. It is native to China and Southern Japan. It is a cool growing species that can also take short light frost.
Chouke has white flowers with an orange center. It is the result of a cross between Hoya carnosa and Hoya serpens, developed in 1995. It is sister of Hoya x Mathilde and both are excellent easy blooming house plants. This Hoya grows in cool conditions and it is hardy to frostless cold.
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