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Hoya elliptica (The "Turtle Shell" Hoya) is loved for its distinctively patterned leaves.  Shiny, dark green leaves with raised lighter veins make this a must have for any hoya collection.

Be careful to keep the humidity high and avoid temps. under 50F for this species as it has thinner leaves and is a bit more sensitive than some of it's thicker, waxier leafed cousins.

Hoya elliptica comes from lowland areas in Thailand, Kalimantan and Sabah in Borneo, Malaysia, and Sumatra, where it grows as a climbing epiphyte.

Hoya elliptica is in our top 10 list of favorites!