Hoya sp. 'Mt Gallego'
Hoyas are evergreen, epiphytic & perennial flowering creepers or vines. They climb by twining, and with the employment of adventitious root
Hoya Flavida have lovely orange flowers & gorgeous red leaves.The leaves are 8-12 cm long, 3-5 cm wide and turn lovely red in the sun. The leaves have very few spots. The leaves tend to curl and become more cup shaped and it also looses leaves very easily.
The orange flowers can be darker if it gets a lot of sun with vanilla like fragrance in the evening. The corona is lighter with red in the center and each flower is about 2 cm and almost flat. In an umbel there can be 20-30 flowers and sometimes even more. The flowers last more than a week.
Easy to grow & don"t require much attention. Hoya do best in filtered light or with lots of artificial light in indoors.
Hoya plants don't ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the warm humid conditions ((similar to bromeliads and orchids)
They are epyphite, can be grown in orchid medium or light potting mix with lots of bark conditioner. Hoya like the security of a snug pot, and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those that are swimming around in a giant pot.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds .
It makes a nice hanging basket, but also does really well as a mounted plant