Shooting Star Hoya (Hoya multiflora) in the Hoyas Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Date: 2015-08-15
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Location: My GardenDate: 2012-07-24This is a Shrub type Hoya, Growing in an Upright manner, the bloo
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Date: 2015-08-16
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: At home - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-03-23My New Hoya Shooting Star
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Location: At home - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-04-09Watching the shooting star emerge
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Location: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, Cavite PhilippinesDate: 2014-02-16Hoya multiflora growing in the wild
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: At home - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-06-19A new peduncle forming in between new leaf growth of Hoya Shootin
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Location: At home indoors - San Joaquin County, CADate: 01April2014Hoya multiflora-new buds on old peduncle
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Comments:
Posted by tarev (San Joaquin County, CA - Zone 9b) on Sep 10, 2013 9:00 PM

This Hoya shooting star prefers to sit literally in water. In our dry and hot weather, I guess the plant requires that for its humidity needs. If it gets too dry while a peduncle is growing or attempting to make buds, it will blast, so that moisture requirement is very important. The flowers flow with sugary sap, so remember that when you position your plants indoors. I usually find this plant more actively producing peduncles and buds when our temps hover in the low to mid 80's, but once it starts running into the higher 90's outside, somehow the plant senses it and it will abort any growth. Just the same, I keep the container sitting in water, so the plant will not languish. I grow this plant indoors near our west-facing window, protected by our white curtain, during the hottest part of the day and with the ceiling fan constantly running during the hot summer days.

When cooler temps arrive in winter, I do not allow it to sit in water.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 5, 2011 9:57 PM

This is an unusual and interesting Hoya, so different looking from many other Hoyas. I received my plant in a trade and it did very well for a couple of years and then suddenly withered and died.

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