Mystery Plant

Donna N
by Donna N
I started this little plant from cuttings about 4 yrs. ago. I had no idea what kind of plant it was or even if the cuttings would root, I just liked the plant so I was willing to give it a shot! I was elated when it started growing!! I watered it today and the "lightbulb" went off.. Hometalk!! Someone out there must know what kind of plant this is. It's very thick and hearty. And as you can see, for 4 yrs. old, it's not very big so it's a slow grower. Any guesses out there?
  17 answers
  • Mak Meyers Mak Meyers on Nov 10, 2014
    • Donna N Donna N on Nov 10, 2014
      @Mak Meyers That's it! Mine has never bloomed though. Guess I need to read up on them! Thank you!!
  • Linda Gerecht Linda Gerecht on Nov 11, 2014
    it looks like a hoya .... it does flower and likes it a touch on the dry side ...
  • Patches Patches on Nov 11, 2014
    Looks like my Hoya Carnosa. Mine has rarely bloomed but it's worth the wait!
  • Lam774584 Lam774584 on Nov 11, 2014
    Is HOYA /fiori diceva
  • Deborah Deborah on Nov 11, 2014
    Yes it's a hoya for sure. I had one that I started off my sister-in-laws plant in 1992 and I left it with my neice in Utah in 2012 because I didn't think it would make the trip to Washington, the great northwest, without crokeing. I gave many starts off that one plant to friends and family. In the whole time I had that Hoya it only bloomed 3 times but it was beautiful and it grew like crazy. They get pretty long if you let them. I've also heard the called Hindu rope plant (I don't know why though). I would love to find another Hoya to grow.
  • Ann W Ann W on Nov 11, 2014
    Hoya.....will flower and will drip some kind of sticky substance....still a cool plant...long vines
  • Judy Judy on Nov 11, 2014
    Yes, Hoya....I had one once & they do grow very slowly. It will bloom eventually & as I recall the blossoms have a very nice, delicate scent.
  • Peggy Peggy on Nov 11, 2014
    Hoya. I have one sitting in my living room.
  • Christine Christine on Nov 11, 2014
    This is a Hoya & when it does bloom they are the most amazing little waxy pink flowers. they don't like to be moved very much tho. Great little plant!
  • Mei Han Gallagher Mei Han Gallagher on Nov 18, 2014
    It's Hoya. It will be patient for flower to bloom! It's very beautiful plant~
  • Svitlana Svitlana on Dec 19, 2014
    Very fragrant blooms especially in the evening
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  • Jan Lipinski Jan Lipinski on Dec 19, 2014
    I think it needs to be root bound before it will bloom. BUT... my Mom has one in a jar of water hanging in her window & it has bloomed... but the roots are kinda packed in that jar.
  • Linda Linda on Dec 21, 2014
    Yes, its a member of the large hoya family; native to Asia and Australia. Common names is waxplant.. Some species are very fragrant and drip with honey, while others are less scented.
  • Meredith Meredith on Mar 12, 2015
    I've had a Hoya plant for 40 years. It gets bright indirect light and blooms every year. The blooms are spectacular.
  • Peg Peg on Mar 25, 2015
    slow growing, keep in the same location, indirect light, mine smelled like sweet chocolate when it bloomed, wonderful!
  • Peggy Bryan Peggy Bryan on Apr 27, 2015
    I agree that it looks like a Hoya or common name "wax plant.
  • Dee Dee on Apr 30, 2015
    My Hoya is over 50 yrs old-it was a cutting taken from my grandmother's plant when I was 4 yrs old. And I have no idea how old the original plant was, but it was huge, so I'm guessing it was very old. They rarely bloom, but when they do, the flowers look like fake plastic flowers. Interesting plant.