Hoya in Full Bloom

by Art Bee May. 21, 2010 9923 views

My Hoya is sprouting blooms all over!

The fragrance from these flowers is powerful!

This is a very beautiful and unusual plant.

It has thick vines and leaves.

The flowers have a wax look to them.

Hoya carnosa, the wax plant, is a species in the family Asclepiadaceae, the Milkweed family…..

Hoyas are native to southern Asia (India east to southern China and southward), Australia, and Polynesia. ….

Common names for this genus are waxplant, waxvine, waxflower or simply hoya….

The leaves have a very thick wax coating. They really look like a fake plant. …

The flower habit is a cluster of small pink star-shaped flowers located on a little spur. They drip a sticky nectar that has a strong sweet smell that fills the house.

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Ninjin2 11 years, 3 months ago

A very interesting flower..

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Aleksander 11 years, 3 months ago

Nice flowers ;)

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Becky Brannon 11 years, 4 months ago

Congrats!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nancy 11 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations on FP!!! Great shots and very interesting plant and flowers:-)))

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Peace4kidss 11 years, 4 months ago

Congrats on FP & lovely shot

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 4 months ago

FP congrats on a gorgeous set!!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Charuwan P 11 years, 4 months ago

Very lovely , Congrats on FP!!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 11 years, 4 months ago

GREAT JOB! :o))

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 11 years, 4 months ago

Congrats on the FP, Art !! Great shots !! Strange looking plant ! cd

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 11 years, 4 months ago

congrats on FP. a post with fragrance :)

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Sachiko 11 years, 4 months ago

Lovely flowers! Congratulations on fp!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ray King 11 years, 4 months ago

Excellent photos and very informative presentation! Congratulations on FP!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Margareta Narcisz 11 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations! (:

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 11 years, 4 months ago

[b]congratulation[/b]

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Riyaz 11 years, 4 months ago

Congrats! very nice set!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 4 months ago

CONGRATS on the FP!!! Beautiful post :))

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Bogdan Telea 11 years, 4 months ago

Tres jolie!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 11 years, 4 months ago

Congrats for your GREAT fp, my friend.........!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jet28 11 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful set! Congrats on FP :-)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Christa 11 years, 4 months ago

Lovely... and congrats for this FP! :))

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Pandka 11 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful! Congrats on FP!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 11 years, 4 months ago

congrats on FP!

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 4 months ago

Never seen this plant befor,
never even heard about it until I saw your post.
The flowers are amazing.

CONGRATS on making the FP

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Sadhya Rippon 11 years, 4 months ago

I once had a Hoya. I remember its wonderful perfume.
Congratulations on fp!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 11 years, 4 months ago

Very pretty. Congratulations. :)

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Boszorka65 11 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations on the FP! Very nice flower.

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Gonia 11 years, 4 months ago

bravo and great congrats! hey!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jennye 11 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations on the FP!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 11 years, 4 months ago

Hey, Art! FP! Good for you!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Huiching 11 years, 4 months ago

Lovely post. Congrats on the Featured Photo!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Paula 11 years, 4 months ago

congratulations! beautiful flowers.

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Jacki 11 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations, these flowers almost look like they're made of wax... beautiful!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 11 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations on FP!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Beth 11 years, 4 months ago

great post and congratulations on fp. I am not familiar with this plant but will now go looking for it :) The flower is fabulous with such perfect little petals.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Carol 11 years, 4 months ago

Very pretty Congratulations on FP

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 11 years, 4 months ago

What a neat flower!
Congrats to you on FP!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sara G 11 years, 4 months ago

That fantastic flower and excellent shot won FP! Congrats! :-)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Robel Narte 11 years, 4 months ago

Congrats on your FP my friend!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 11 years, 4 months ago

And here I am back to tell you congratulations on YOUR Featured Photo! Glad I loved this when you first posted it - now many others will enjoy it, too!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Juditrlydersen 11 years, 4 months ago

I looove this flower! It reminds me of good memories :)
Congrats on FP, well deserved :))

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 11 years, 4 months ago

It's so perfect, it hardly looks real. Very interesting - thanks for "show and tell" time with the hoya. Your photos did it justice!
And thank you for your nice note on my recent FP!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 11 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful set.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Yokai - 11 years, 4 months ago

I've never seen this flower! It's surprising!!! Thanks for your post!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lis 11 years, 4 months ago

nice set!

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Hong S 11 years, 4 months ago

This one looks like plastic

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 11 years, 4 months ago

wonderful set!

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Sara G 11 years, 4 months ago

The blooms look artificial with that waxy look..the blooms look like my red-eye vinca (periwinkles) except they are separate little blooms not a cluster..Very pretty, wish I could smell them :-)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mujay 11 years, 4 months ago

beautiful post :)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lucinda 11 years, 4 months ago

Lovely set! Very well done!

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Rodica O 11 years, 4 months ago

My mom had one ..it's a very lovely flower.

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Gonia 11 years, 4 months ago

it is splendid plant. we have them at home, not in garden.

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Thomas Thompson 11 years, 4 months ago

Those are cool they almost look not real haha

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Yulia 11 years, 4 months ago

wowwwwwwww, mine refuse to blossom

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