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Hoya coronaria is a hairy, evergreen, twining epiphytic perennial plant producing thick stems up to 3 metres long[
The plant is gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and New Guinea.
Mangrove swamps, lowland forest on various soils including quartzite and lime[
A plant of mainly lowland elevations in the humid tropics[
Prefers a humus-rich, well-drained but moisture-retentive, fertile soil and a position in bright light but with shade from the hottest sun[
The plant is used in conjunction with the leaves of Capsicum spp to stimulate the digestion[
A paste of the leaf is applied as a poultice to treat cuts and wounds[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood[
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