Hoya mappigera

Hoya mappigera

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Meet Hoya mappigera, a unique and captivating addition to your indoor garden. First discovered by Rodda & Simonsson and published in 2012, this plant is native to Malaysia and Thailand but is suspected to be more widespread. Its name "mappigera" aptly describes its unique corolla structure, resembling a cloth being carried.

Key Features

  • Unique Morphology: The name "mappigera" comes from the Latin words "mappa" (cloth) and "-ger" (to carry), referring to its unique corolla structure.
  • Exotic Origins: Native to swamp and lowland forests in Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, and southern Thailand.
  • Versatile Habitat: Found in various natural settings, indicating its adaptability and resilience.

Care Tips

  1. Light: Prefers bright, indirect light to encourage blooming.
  2. Water: Keep the soil moderately moist but not waterlogged.
  3. Fertilization: A balanced liquid fertilizer can be beneficial; apply every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  4. Temperature: Thrives in a tropical climate, so keep the temperature between 60-80°F (15-27°C).
  5. Humidity: Prefers high humidity; consider misting the plant or using a humidifier.

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Care Needs

Bright diffused light

Recreate conditions under a tree canopy, where plants receive lots of light, but it is filtered through the foliage of the trees above. Your light should be bright enough to cast soft shadows.

High Humidity: Above 60%

Will benefit from high humidity care. Will likely require humidifiers, daily misting, grouping with other plants, and more.

Intermediate: Lowest 60F

This hoya does not require high heat, but does not tolerate cold as well as other varieties.

Does Not Sunstress

This plant will not change color under bright light.

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