Hoya carnosa, the wax plant, is an Asclepiad species in the dogbane family (Apocynaceae). It is one of the many species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia.

It is a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage, and sweetly scented flowers.
The flowers are typically light pink, but may vary from near-white to dark pink; they are star-shaped, and are borne in clusters that look like tiny wax miniatures. The surface of the flowers are covered in tiny hairs giving a fuzzy sheen to them. They are heavily scented and may produce excess nectar that drips from the flowers. Like all Hoyas, this species flowers from specialized perennial structures referred to as spurs. These appear from the axils of the leaves and stem; flowers may not be produced when the spurs first appear, but in time buds emerge from the tips. Each season new flowers are produced on these same spurs, so they should not be damaged or removed.
H. carnosa has been in cultivation for more than 200 years and has given rise to many cultivars that vary in foliage form or flower color.
Recent studies at the University of Georgia have shown H. carnosa to be an excellent remover of pollutants in the indoor environment. [1]
(From Wikipedia on 4.7.14)

  

Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 

 

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Hoya carnosa from California-GSJUN10 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).

Hoya carnosa photographed from San Mateo Count Fair in California


 

 

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Hoya carnosa, Asclepiadaceae (now Apocynaceae subsp. Asclepiadoideae) photographed from Plantae Paradise, Datya Vill. near Parwanu Shimla Road.
Another plant from Churdhar trip


wonderful. do these people sell their hoyas? I wonder?


Yes I think they do https://www.facebook.com/plantaeparadise?fref=ts


with a thumbed all bandaged up


Awesome photographs of elegant flowers. As usual wonderful presentation.


 

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Hoya carnosa (L. fil.) R. Br. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Kalimpong, West Bengal, India
Date: 23 May  2017
Altitude: 4000 ft.


Cultivated? 


Yes. Potted !


Same plant on 11 May 2018 ! 

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Hoya carnosa (L. fil.) R. Br. ?? : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 500 kb each. 

Location: Hong Kong Park  
Date: 15 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.

Habit : Cultivated


very nice. one yr a nursery man from northen parts of wb sold me a lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus pulcher that you just showed toda) claiming it was this Hoya carnosa until the red flowers came on!!!


now I can keep the black stem with hairs of the lipstick plant in mind and nt get taken in n my eagerness to buy hoya plants


To me also appear close to images at Hoya carnosa 


yes

 

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1  GRIN  Wikipedia
 

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