What is the plant
Hoya globulosa comes from The Himalayas and it was described in 1882. The plant has rather long leaves, about 11-16 cm long and 3-6 cm wide. The leaves are light green with darker veins and this makes the foliage really nice.
Known as the “Hindu rope plant“, “wax plant” or “wax flower plant”, Hoya plants have been enjoyed for decades, perhaps because fanciers enjoy their easy going as a houseplant indoor dispositions. The name “Hoya” honors Thomas Hoy (17 – 1821), gardener to the Duke of Northumberland and the first to bring this superb house plant into prominence. Native to southern India, highly prized, and the subject of legend. They are classified botanically in the Asclepias (milkweed) family. The exact number of species is a mystery. Bailey’s Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture estimates there are 100 species. Listed at the end of the article are over 550 recognized species.
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