Hoya cembra (H. odorata)
The plant pictured was purchased
under the name H. odorata. Several sources suggest that this is a common mistake, with the
true H. odorata being unavailable in cultivation. Others, however, now
suggest that this is incorrect and that H. odorata is correct after all!|
Regardless of its taxonomy, this lovely species comes from the Philippines. Its leaves are thin and beautifully copper coloured when young and the stems tend to have an upright habit until they begin to flex as they grow longer. Unusually for Hoyas, the flowers (in the UK at least) seem to be very seasonal, forming in the autumn. They have a crisp, clean, waxy appearance and a strong citrus fragrance.
Photograph by : Les Ellis
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