hoya carnosa in our house | FUJI FINEPIX S4300
[TIP: DO NOT TOUCH THE HOYA PLANT DURING ITS BLOOMING PERIOD!] -- Hah, that is said specially for me, as I do like to touch flowers petals, leaves & whatever parts i'm curious about! ;D I know, not many plants share my enthusiasm, but thus i feel myself very close to nature, its textures, colours and scents!
... Hoya is native to South India, where it is highly prized, and also found throughout eastern Asia and Australia. Hoya was named in honor of Thomas Hoy, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland, who was the first to bring this superb house plant into prominence.
Other names of hoya are Hindu Rope Plant and Wax Plant. It has been classified botanically in the asclepias (milkweed) family.
The exact number of species is sometimes listed up to 200 or even 300!
Green, rimmed with red or white, leaves are thick and have a waxen texture from which it derives the nick-name “wax plant.”
Two more baby hoyas have recently been welcomed into our tropical indoors. One should have tender pink blossoms and the other very similar to edelweiss. I can't wait to seeing them blossom!