What is the plant
Hoya lacunosa is a creeping epiphyte growing in open places and along forest edges often in masses closely covering the trunk and limbs of the host trees. It comes from India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia (Borneo, Java, Sumatra).
Hoya lacunosa is an epiphytic diminutive trailer or climbing shrub with small, dense, cascading shining leaves and clusters, cream-white flowers. Flowers are white with yellow crowns. They are fuzzy little stars tightly curled appearing to be little balls. The blooms have a very clean, pleasant scent, especially fragrant at night, and appear in abundance from the spurs typical of hoyas. It is attractive both in leaf and flower. There are many cultivars and hybrids of this plant now. Hoya lacunosa appears to have first received conservatory culture at Kew over a century ago when it served as the basis of an illustration in Curtis's Botanical Magazine under the common name “Furrowed Hoya”.
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