Plant ID forum: Can you put a name to my Hoya?

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Oct 20, 2015 10:29 AM CST
I've had this plant for quite a few years. It finally bloomed for me in the last few. I've always wondered what variety it was; it has some variegation on the leaves. I checked the plant database but was not able to identify it. Can anyone identify it from the leaves or is it necessary to have a pic of the flowers? Thanks!


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2015 10:52 AM CST
What color were the blooms?

Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa) can have splashes in the leaves; flowers are usually white to pale pink:


Or possibly one of the H. pubicalyx varieties; http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Hoya+pubicalyx&bu... some have splashes in the leaves.

H. pubicalyx usually has darker pink to purplish flowers:

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Forgot to say great growing, that is a gorgeous plant! Thumbs up
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Oct 20, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Thanks Lin! Think you nailed it with "Pink Silver. " The leaves usually have more silvery splotches than show on this pic, I think because less sunlight in the summer months indoors. The flowers were a darker pinkish tone and wow so fragrant! It took its time to flower but it was worth it once it did. Thanks again.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2015 11:59 AM CST
You are very welcome ... don't forget to add some photos of your lovely plant to the database!
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