The Hoya Plant is one of the easiest plants to grow and are often fragrant. The wax plant, as it is sometimes called, loves to be ignored and they are part of the succulent family. They do well in hanging baskets both indoors and out, they can be put in a tree or on a trellis. Hoyas like bright indirect light, many can take partial sun... The plant has gorgeous blooms that are called umbels. This is a bonus to the already beautiful plant. Each plant has its own personality. The older the plant the more magnificent the blooms. Hoya plants have a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors.
This Hoya is extremely easy to grow. It looks very nice in a hanging basket outside in bright filtered light in frost free areas or indoors by a window. The leaves on this H. carnosa are more unusual, they have 8 "crinkles" or "dimples." The flowers are like all carnosas; pink with reddish center and smells like chocolate at night!
Hoya 'Minibelle' is a cross between Hoya shepherdii and Hoya carnosa. It is named after the hybridizer's wife Minibelle Hummel. There is also a sister seedling to 'Minibelle' and it's called 'Shepherdell'. The long narrow leaves have inherited both parents charm, i e the length of shepherdii and the flecks from carnosa. The leaves are 10-12 cm long and about 2 cm wide. If this hoya is grown a little darker the leaves can get to be over 20 cm long, dark green and the flecks are more prominent.
This hoya comes from Himalaya and India and it was described in 1883. A hoya most suitable for growing hanging, although the rather stiff branches can grow quite long before they bend down. The leaves are 6-8 cm long, 2.5-4 cm wide, light green with darker green prominent veins. It's often called "fishtail hoya" because of the pattern the veins make. It's supposed to grow fast and since the flowers mostly develop at the tips of the branches, many cuttings in the same pot promotes more chances of flowers.
Dark green, fleshy leaves - allegedly blooms greenish blue flowers with white centers
an easy splotched leaf cultivar. Water well and allow to dry out thoroughly - a semi-fast growing cultivar that resembles the well know Hoya carnosa.