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Hoya lacunosa, Wax plant

Hoya lacunosa

Wax plant
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Thailand
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The leaf is fleshy, of two forms; one form ovate, thick, up to 2" long by 1" wide; the other form oblanceolate, up to 4" long by 2" wide; margins ridged. The flowers are also small, but on close examination are extremely beautiful, like frost crystals. The flower is open about 4 days and has high fragrance. It is one of compact hoya with nice and high fragrance flower and can bloom when it is very young. Best grown in a hanging basket.

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