This Sulawesian species was collected in 1994 between Tentena and Kolonodale. It is very similar to H. paulshirleyi GPS 8845 and to GPS 8865 and GPS 8870, but the flowers are much lighter. It was growing high up in a fairly large tree which made it very difficult to collect. The only way we could get at it, was to try and knock off a few pieces with a branch. It was one of the first plants we collected that flowered in cultivation and it flowers freely and at a young age. Without flowers, this species and GPS 8845 are impossible to tell apart.
It is a very easy plant to propagate by cuttings, unlike the GPS 8845, and will root in about 6-8 weeks. The plant can take a reasonable amount of sun and the leaves will turn reddish if kept in the sun giving a nice effect; they will stay green if kept in the shade. It is a sort that requires warmth to do well, 20°C and over. It can also take a lot of dryness before it dies. So far, I have not seen any seedpods on this species, despite the fact that there are lots of moths in the greenhouse that should have done the trick.

 

Hoya sp. Sulawesi GPS 8860

Hoya sp. Sulawesi GPS 8860