Hoya odorata, Wax plant

Hoya odorata

Wax plant
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Philippines
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEpiphyte plantWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

The leaves are thin and beautifully copper colored when young and the stems tend to have an upright habit until they begin to flex as they grow longer. Flowers are wonderfully fragrant, have a crisp, clean, waxy appearance. Fragrance is somewhat citrus-like but sweet. Unusually for Hoyas, the flowers seem to be very seasonal, forming in the autumn. This plant has moderate to slow growth.

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