Wax Plant (common name)

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  1. Love4Bugs

    Love4Bugs Active Member

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    I only know this plant by it's common name, variagated Wax Plant. Every summer, if I water regularly, this potted plant grows several "balls" of these wax-and-velvet flowers.
     

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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    hello Love4Bugs

    hoya carnosa I think
     
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    Thanks! I've had it over 15 years and always neglected it, until it started growing these amazing flowers!
     
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    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    hoya are succulents - they like being neglected!

    i agree with h. carnosa as they variety. lovely blooms on it! i've got some cuttings of that that i am rooting - will be a long while before they bloom.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree with Hoya carnosa.

    The nectar produced by the flowers is delicious!
     
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    Please, tell me how you collect the nectar! And how do you eat it - on toast?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Dab your fingertip onto a bead of nectar, and lick it off your fingertip. Repeat, until all drops consumed!
     

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