What is the name of this plant?

I have had this plant for over 5 years. I don't know what it is. It took 4 1/2 years for it to bloom!! Any tips on how to take care of it will be appreciated. Thanks to all.
q what is the name of this plant, gardening
  38 answers
  • Victoria Victoria on Jan 17, 2017
    Can you post one of the blooms and much better photos of the leaves with the petioles? This is an almost impossible photo to use for identification.
  • Jacquie Jacquie on Jan 17, 2017
    Could it be a Hoya.
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    • Tamara W Tamara W on Jan 18, 2017
      Thanks, but it is not a hoya. It is a lipstick plant. After I found out I looked it up on the internet and it matched perfectly. I have had hoyas before. Maybe it is in the same family. Thanks for your answer.
  • Sue Sue on Jan 17, 2017
    Lipstick plant, doesn't like wet feet, I have mine near my orchids and feel soil before watering, no direct sun burns leaves but mine was a rescue and thrives now repotted in light mix of soil and peat moss mist when I mist my orchids has bloomed twice this year
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 17, 2017
    It appears to be a variety of lipstick,the photo does not show enough detail. If it is bright light and water when dry to the touch. Fertilizing in lieu of water depending on you location will aid in produces flowers.
  • Mary E Rosson Woods Mary E Rosson Woods on Jan 17, 2017
    It looks like my Rubber Tree. Lots of light and little water.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 17, 2017
    not a rubber tree. they have large leaves
  • Darlenestrenn Darlenestrenn on Jan 17, 2017
    it's a Hoya
  • Tamara W Tamara W on Jan 17, 2017

    Thank you to all that have responded. I looked at pictures of the lipstick plant after looking it up online. Those pictures confirmed my thoughts. I do have a lipstick plant. Again, thank you.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 18, 2017
    Looks to me like a hoya
  • Gra10623906 Gra10623906 on Jan 18, 2017
    I find if I cut my lipstick plant back it blooms within a month or two .
    • Tamara W Tamara W on Jan 18, 2017
      It took me 5 years to get it to grow to the size it is. It is only about the size of a small salad plate. I started it from a small cutting. It seemed like it would never grow to the size it is. I may try that later. Thanks.
  • Eloise Eloise on Jan 18, 2017
    If you have an iPhone or smartphone, download this convenient app: http://www.gardenanswers.com/

    It almost always is able to identify the plant.
  • Daw17364066 Daw17364066 on Jan 18, 2017
    Looks like a goldfish plant
  • Barb Barb on Jan 18, 2017
    I say it's a Hoyiah( probably not spelled right) pronounced Hoy yah...

  • Shula Shula on Jan 18, 2017
    Its a Hoya
  • Linda Linda on Jan 18, 2017
    Hoya, does it have pink waxy flowers that are fragrant? I have one my Grandmother gave me in 1971. Lots of runners and have given runners to friends and they start really well if you use Root Starter.
  • Saras Saras on Jan 19, 2017
    madagaskar jasmine.
  • Linda Linda on Jan 19, 2017
    Yes, as the plant gets older the clusters get larger.
  • Kc Kc on Jan 19, 2017
    My grandmother called hers "Hawaiian Tears" because the blooms leak a very sweet nectar.
    Until recently, I had several huge plants that I started from one small cutting she gave me forty hears ago. I'm down to one small cutting again that I'm hoping will survive a few more months of drafty RV life. My new home will be ready to move into soon and I'm nursing this little sprout that reminds me of my Gramma Ruth.

  • Edb17839694 Edb17839694 on Jan 20, 2017
    Looks like confederate jasmine: does it bloom fragrant tiny whit flowners in summer?
  • Maria Brown Maria Brown on Jan 20, 2017
    That's a rubber plant
  • Roberta. Bates Roberta. Bates on Jan 20, 2017
    that is called a lip stick plant, I have a few and they are so nice when they do bloom watch each step and you will see how it looks like a lip stick.
  • Roberta. Bates Roberta. Bates on Jan 20, 2017
    It is just kind of like the gold fish plant but it gets red and gold fish flowers and yellow orange like
  • Erika Zabel Erika Zabel on Jan 20, 2017
    Lip stick plant
  • Aos11857509 Aos11857509 on Jan 21, 2017
    HOYA....not a lipstick plant
  • Dianne Dianne on Jan 21, 2017
    I agree...hoya!!
  • Dianne Dianne on Jan 21, 2017
    Actually... have a question..those of you what a "snake plant" is I have one several yrs old and this past summer it bloomed!!! Had never seen one, they were white almost looks like a honeysuckle or jasmine but not scented.
  • Dixie Dixie on Jan 21, 2017
    It is a Hoya and the flowers are very unusual and it seldom blooms. Mine are outside in Region 9 but not in direct sun. Don't let it set in water. I very seldom fertilize mine, but just use a regular one when I do. Good luck! They're not the easiest to grow!
  • Donna Donna on Jan 21, 2017
    It's a Hoya plant. Mine blooms once a year around Fathers day. Do not pick off the flower stems, let blossoms fall off. That's where the new ones bloom from. I have mine in a standing planter, I hook metal coathangers around the edge and open the bottom into a circle, then when the vine gets long enough, I wind it around the metal circle. They don't like to be repotted or moved, mine gets morning indirect sun and I got it from my mother in law 26 years ago!
  • Pam nosko Pam nosko on Jan 21, 2017
    Yes Hoya. My mom had one for years and it just grew in water, bloomed too. Also called wax plant
  • Pam nosko Pam nosko on Jan 21, 2017
    I'll take that back. I looked at the pic again and saw the red tube flowers. I agree lipstick plant.
  • Phyllis Parry Phyllis Parry on Jan 22, 2017
    Definitely a Hoya..
  • Martha Martha on Jan 22, 2017
    Lipstick. Definitely.
  • Glenda Glenda on Jan 22, 2017
    yes, Aeschynanthus, some varieties are known as lipstick plant. Wait a few days and those blooms will be even prettier.
  • Judy Judy on Jan 22, 2017
    It is a hoya...it will not flower till mature....then you have flowers once a year....I would love to find a cutting....no one seems to sell them here anymore. There different types of this plant...variegated too....even some with pink in there leaves...love them
  • Jillackerman Jillackerman on Jan 24, 2017
    I have both the "mother" and the "baby" hoya plant. The mother is over 40 years old and blooms beautifully every year. I don't fertilize it and I haven't repotted it in years and years. Love my hoyas!
  • Mia Mia on Jan 26, 2017
    I have this exact plant in my office. I bought it in August and it has just bloomed. Something "Angel."
  • Judy Judy on Jan 28, 2017
    It definitely is a Hoya.....lipstick plant has thin leaves