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Hoya multiflora, Centrostemma multiflora, Centrostemma platypetalum, Shooting Star Hoya

Hoya multiflora, Centrostemma multiflora, Centrostemma platypetalum

Shooting Star Hoya
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Burma to Thailand, China, Malaysia, Philippines
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The three inch long glossy foliage is a deep medium green with a yellowish to orange or yellow flowers produced in great abundance in spring to autumn. This easy to grow vine or creeper is semi-shade loving and require moderate water when growing. The fragrant white and off-white flowers are produced in large clusters from spring through autumn and are very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Hoya multiflora (Shooting Star Hoya) is a tropical plant native to Burma, Thailand, China, Malaysia, and Philippines. It has thick, glossy foliage with off-green leaves that are three inches long. The flowers, which appear in the spring and summer, are yellow, orange, or white and waxy petals that curl back behind the center of the bloom. These fragrant, showy blooms make it an attractive addition to any garden, and its sweet scent is sure to draw in butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grown in USDA zones 9-11, Hoya multiflora is a very easy plant to care for. It can thrive in semi-shaded areas and requires moderate watering: not too much and not too little. If grown in a pot, it is important to protect it from colder temperatures and wind in the winter months. The soil should be kept lightly moist and it should be planted in a container of good quality potting soil with lots of drainage. If you are growing it in a cooler climate, you may need to bring the pot indoors for the winter months to protect it from the colder temperatures. When caring for this plant, it is important to watch out for pests or diseases that may affect it.

Overall, Hoya multiflora (Shooting Star Hoya) is an easy to grow tropical plant that is sure to add beauty and fragrance to your garden. Its glossy foliage and bright, fragrant blooms will draw in hummingbirds and butterflies, making it a great addition to any outdoor space. With proper growing and plant care, even gardeners living in cooler climates will be able to enjoy the beauty of this tropical plant in their gardens.


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