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Hoya carnosa Compacta, Hindu Rope, Krinkle Kurls

Hoya carnosa Compacta

Hindu Rope, Krinkle Kurls
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: South East Asia through Australia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This variety has curious curled leaves. Very slow growing and showy. Hoyas are adaptable plants found everywhere from true rain forests through the slopes of the Himalayas, from semi-arid niches in Australia to damp forests. They range from vines, the most common form, to shrub-like growth. Most are epiphytic. Hoyas are in the family commonly known as milkweeds. They are most closely related to Stapelia, Ceropegia and Dischidia. They were first identified as a new genus by Robert Brown in 1802. There are now several hundred distinct species. Many of these species are in cultivation. Var. Crispa Variegata has variegated leaves.

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