FOTD – April 19 – Hoya Carnosa

“Hoya carnosa, the porcelain flower or wax plant, is an Asclepiad species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It is one of the many species of hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. It is a common house plant grown for its attractive waxy foliage, and sweetly scented flowers.

The flowers are typically light pink, but may vary from near-white to dark pink; they are star-shaped, and are borne in clusters that look like tiny wax miniatures. The surface of the flowers is covered in tiny hairs giving them a fuzzy sheen. They are heavily scented and may produce excess nectar that drips from the flowers. Like all Hoyas, this species flowers from specialized perennial structures referred to as spurs.

Recent studies at the University of Georgia have shown Hoya carnosa to be an excellent remover of pollutants in the indoor environment.” (From Wikipedia)
(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂
lovewillbringustogether - Hoya carnosaThis Hoya is literally oozing nectar! There are two ‘spurs’ visible from which the flowers sprout each season, one in sunlight and one in shade, just behind the coiled green leaf. 🙂


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Cee’s Flower of the Day – April 19, 2019 – Rhododendron



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