Hoya Sipitangensis is a fascinating species of Hoya that was discovered in Sipitang, Sabah, Malaysia in 2002. This plant is native to coastal forests and low land hill forests in Brunei and Sabah, where it grows up to 300 meters above sea level.
Hoya Sipitangensis is a relatively easy-to-care-for plant that produces stunning leaves that turn a gorgeous red in bright light, and beautiful flowers. Its manageable size makes it a great addition to any plant collection. So why not pick up one of these plants now? I'm confident you won't be disappointed!
Species Note: It is worth noting that Christine Burton believes Hoya Sipitangensis and Hoya Walliniana are the same species, although they are listed separately in the book "A Guide to Hoyas of Borneo".
No barrier between the plant and the light source. Ex: Directly under a grow light, in a sunny window with no curtains or trees.
Low Humidity: Ideally Above 40%
This Hoya tolerates a drier environment. However, it could still benefit from light humidity care, including misting and grouping together with other houseplants. May require humidifier in cooler, drier months.
Intermediate: Lowest 60F
This hoya does not require high heat, but does not tolerate cold as well as other varieties.
This plant has evolved to shift color when exposed to bright sunlight, much like a human getting a tan. This does not harm the plant with proper care.