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Hoya obscura is a fast-growing hoya from the Philippines. Characterized by medium-sized veined leaves that range from deep green when grown in shade, to a deep reddish color when grown in sunlight. This hoya is very easy to grow.
- Growing habit: Viny and compact, leaves fairly close together along new shoots. Very fast grower in optimal conditions. Extremely floriferous.
- Sap color: milky.
- Leaf size: 2 cm to 10 cm.
- Epiphytic: Epiphytic to semi-epiphytic in the wild. Readily adapts to pot culture.
- Fragrance: Intense and pleasant, remarkably like a buttered cinnamon roll for the plant pictured. Wafts a considerable distance. Many people have likened the fragrance to Fruit Loops cereal.
- Soil conditions: Must be moist but well-drained and airy. The specimen pictured is generally allowed to completely dry between waterings, and is rootbound in a 3 inch terra cotta pot.
- Outdoor zone: At least Zone 10, possibly cooler.