This is the Wikipedia description of the Hoya plant:
Hoya is an Asclepiad genus of 200–300 species of tropical plants in the family Apocynaceae (Dogbane). Most are native to Asia including India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, andIndonesia, There is a great diversity of species in the Philippines, and species in Polynesia, New Guinea, and Australia.
Common names for this genus are waxplant, waxvine, waxflower or simply hoya. This genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, in honour of his friend, botanist Thomas Hoy.
Hoyas are evergreen perennial creepers or vines or rarely, shrubs. They often grow epiphytically on trees; some grow terrestrially, or occasionally in rocky areas. They climb by twining, and with the employment of adventitious roots. Larger species grow 1–18 m (3–59 ft), or more, with suitable support in trees. They have simple entire leaves, arranged in an opposite pattern, that are typically succulent. Leaves may exhibit a variety of forms, and may be smooth, felted or hairy; veination may be prominent or not, and many species have leaf surfaces flecked with irregular small silvery spots.
I have just one Hoya in the greenhouse and it is in bloom now. It is so very lovely!! I really should see if I can find another one to add to my very small collection as it is an easy care plant and so amazing when in bloom.
|I love the little stars in the center of the blooms!!! Amazing!!!|
|This is what the plant looks like, it is a vine. It could be climbing all over the greenhouse if I allowed it to!!.|
I don't know what species mine is, it was given to me a very long time ago from a friend.
I took these photos Sunday morning. Soon after that, we were on our way to Green Peter to do some fishing!! We had a great day, didn't catch anything, but had a lovely day on the water!!!
The lake is just about 13 miles from where we live, short, easy drive!!!
Take care everyone and enjoy the Earth!!! Martha