This succulent species of Hoya develops attractive variegated leaves. The white variegation is mostly on the margins but can be seen in the center or entire leaf as well. Once mature, it is a frequent bloomer in a tropical climate.
The Hoya macrophylla forms big beautiful variegated leaves. You can see green, white, and even pink colors on the leaves. The showy colors tend to come out more during the cooler months and also when exposed to more light. The flowers on this Hoya are simple but are pretty and have a mild pleasant fragrance. The corolla ranges from light yellow to light pink and the corona is off-white with yellow center. Once mature, the flowers can be seen frequently during the warmer months. The name “Hoya” honors Thomas Hoy (17 – 1821), gardener to the Duke of Northumberland and the first to bring this superb house plant into prominence. Native to southern India, highly prized, and the subject of legend. You’ll find Hoyas throughout eastern Asia to Australia and classified botanically in the Asclepias (milkweed) family.