Hoya ‘Sunrise’ is an elegant, highly collectable cross between Hoya lacunosa ssp. pallidiflora and Hoya obscura, hybridized by Michael Miyashiro in 1992. The leaves are dark green with visible veins and red flecks..
Hoya 'Sunrise’ is a climbing cultivar with medium sized leaves which react significantly to sun-stressing. In a shaded environment the light green waxy leaves may not appear to be anything special, however when exposed to sun, or when new growth emerges, the leaves produces a rich purple shade, revealing the magnificent veins that dissect the foliage.
Hoya 'Sunrise’ is very easy to care for as long as you keep it in a bright spot and are careful with water. Like many other types of Hoyas, this species is epiphytic in its natural habitat, which means it’s actually an air plant with crinkly succulent leaves. Hoyas can be propagated by cuttings inn a sphagnum moss medium, high humidity and some patience.