Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hoya kerrii (pubescent leaf)

This is one of the hoyas we've had in our collection for many years and highly prize. In this fairly rare version of Hoya kerrii the leaves are large and heart-shaped, like the other versions, but they are also pubescent (fuzzy or hairy). The flowers are outstanding, but - as in the older flower on the right - they will drip a caramel smelling and sticky "sap" on whatever is below it. So...don't hang it over something you don't want it to drip on. This is a common characteristic of hoyas, which some people find annoying. In my opinion, though, it shouldn't keep you from having these wonderful plants in your home.


  1. Beautiful! I'm still trying to figure out how to flower mine, but I'm dying to see these dripping flowers everyone keeps mentioning.

  2. Beautiful flowers, and love the heart-shaped leaves, especially on the variegated.