Exploring the Enigmatic: The Top 20 Rarest Hoyas in the World

Exploring the Enigmatic: The Top 20 Rarest Hoyas in the World


Hoyas, commonly known as wax plants or wax flowers, are a group of intriguing and exotic succulents that have captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts worldwide. Known for their unique waxy leaves and stunning clusters of star-shaped flowers, Hoyas come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. While many Hoyas are relatively common and can be found in nurseries and gardens, some species are incredibly rare and coveted by collectors. In this blog post, we will delve into the fascinating world of Hoyas and unveil the top 20 rarest Hoyas in the world.

- Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'

Hoya kerrii 'Variegata'

This cultivar of the Sweetheart Hoya features variegated heart-shaped leaves, making it a highly sought-after addition to any Hoya collection.

- Hoya linearis

Hoya linearis
With its long, thin, and cascading stems covered in slender leaves, Hoya linearis is an elegant and rare Hoya variety.

- Hoya mindorensis 'Pink'

Hoya mindorensis 'Pink'

Native to the Philippines, this Hoya species is prized for its dainty pink flowers and unique vine-like growth.


- Hoya siariae

Hoya siariae



Hoya siariae boasts striking green leaves adorned with prominent veins and a distinctive texture that sets it apart from other Hoyas.

- Hoya imperialis

Hoya imperialis


Often referred to as the "Queen of Hoyas," Hoya imperialis features large, fragrant flowers and is incredibly scarce in cultivation.

- Hoya cv. Mathilde





Hoya cv. Mathilde

A hybrid of Hoya carnosa and Hoya serpens, this cultivar showcases eye-catching variegation and a delightful fragrance.

- Hoya pubicalyx 'Black Dragon'

Hoya pubicalyx 'Black Dragon'


Known for its dark purple-black leaves and pink-tinged flowers, Hoya pubicalyx 'Black Dragon' is a mysterious and captivating Hoya.

- Hoya lasiantha

Hoya lasiantha




Native to the Philippines, Hoya lasiantha is a rare, trailing Hoya species with stunning, fragrant flowers.

- Hoya obscura

Hoya obscura

This Hoya's unique, star-shaped flowers and delicate foliage make it a favorite among Hoya collectors.

- Hoya pentaphlebia



Hoya pentaphlebia

Hoya pentaphlebia is renowned for its intricate, lace-like leaves that resemble a piece of fine jewelry.

- Hoya pachyclada

Hoya pachyclada

With its thick, succulent-like leaves, Hoya pachyclada is a rare species that's highly sought after by collectors.

- Hoya cv. Rebecca

Hoya cv. Rebecca

Featuring stunning variegated leaves with pink margins, Hoya cv. Rebecca is a striking and rare cultivar.

- Hoya lobbii

Hoya lobbii

Hoya lobbii is known for its petite size and fragrant, pink, and white flowers, making it a charming addition to any collection.

- Hoya australis 'Lisa'

Hoya australis 'Lisa'



Hoya australis 'Lisa' is cherished for its distinctive, speckled leaves and is a rare variation of the popular Hoya australis.

- Hoya macrophylla 'Variegata'

Hoya macrophylla 'Variegata'





This variegated form of Hoya macrophylla boasts large, striking leaves and is highly sought after by Hoya enthusiasts.

- Hoya sp. UT-032

Hoya sp. UT-032


A mysterious and unnamed Hoya species, UT-032 features elegant foliage and is rarely found in cultivation.

- Hoya fungii

Hoya fungii





Hoya fungii is a unique species with star-shaped, white flowers and an enchanting fragrance.

- Hoya multiflora

Hoya multiflora





Hoya multiflora is coveted for its profusion of small, star-shaped flowers that create a stunning display when in bloom.

- Hoya pottsii

Hoya pottsii



Native to Southeast Asia, Hoya pottsii is prized for its distinctive veined leaves and charming flowers.

- Hoya archboldiana

Hoya archboldiana





Known for its spectacular, pendulous clusters of fragrant flowers, Hoya archboldiana is a true rarity among Hoyas.


    The world of Hoyas is a diverse and enchanting one, filled with species and cultivars that captivate plant collectors and enthusiasts alike. The top 20 rarest Hoyas mentioned in this blog post represent just a fraction of the incredible diversity within this genus. If you're lucky enough to have one of these rare specimens in your collection, consider yourself part of an exclusive group of plant lovers who appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of these extraordinary Hoyas. As you continue your journey into the world of rare plants, remember to care for these treasures with the love and attention they deserve, ensuring their beauty endures for generations to come.

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