Hoya Meliflua (Hoya #7)
Hoya Meliflua has rigid leaves that don’t show any vines. According to the Wikipedia this Hoya is came from my own country, the Philippines. The site says, the plant is common to apayao, La Union, Rizal, Bataan, Laguna, Mindoro, Palawan, Negros, Panay and Leyte.
I did not see the actual flowers yet since mine is still a baby, but hoping to blooms soon. According to Wikipedia that the flowers are reddish orange and have nectaries near the base.
The name of the Meliflua is derived from the word “Mellis” which means honeydew and word “Flou” meaning is flow. these two words combined was created due to the dark nectar that stains the flowers and it’s flowered in every June.
Hoya Meliflua is another species of hoya that is easy to care but I was just wondering why it’s hard for this plant to branch. As you can see in the video, it just growing into long single vine. I decided to cut with hope that he will branch somehow.
As an update, it is about two months now since I cut my hoya Meliflua however there is no indication of a new branch.