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Hi,Can you please tell me what this plant is called,I have had it a few years(rescued it).When it flowers they look like porcelain and have a lovely scent,I think it flowers maybe twice a year.The leaves are rubbery and it doesnt need a lot of water.I hope you can help as I havent seen one like this before.Thankyou,best regards Barbara.

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I think it's a hoya, possibly H. carnosa

31 May, 2011


Hi Andrewr,Is this an english plant and is it a common one,many thanks for your help.Barbara.

31 May, 2011


Ah, that's a better set.

31 May, 2011


Yep, it's a Hoya carnosa, and a pretty nice one. It is a tropical member of the Milkweed family, from Southeast Asia, and is most often used as a houseplant, though it can go outside in filtered sun during the summer. Don't let frost touch it, though! Moderately common here in the States, but maybe less so in the UK.

1 Jun, 2011


Hi there,I found this lovely plant discarded in the garden of my late employer,he sadly passed away a few years ago,I was his housekeeper.Apparently the family didnt want it.I took it home as it was in a poor state,in fact I didnt think it would live,but I re-potted it and its just come back healthier and beautiful.Not too sure how they are supposed to be looked after,but hey I must be doing something right,it looks ok to me.Thankyou all for your comments,I really appreciate them.Kind regards Barbara.

1 Jun, 2011


Houseplant here - doesn't look like you need any help with looking after it, its doing well anyway. The honeydew that drips from the flowers is edible...

1 Jun, 2011


Many thanks for all your replies...Babs.

26 Jun, 2011

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