Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hoya, Wax plant

Years ago at the Gills' house in La Mesilla there was a large hoya they had brought from Hawaii (that Uncle Bill had brought them, I think). It was nearly always blooming, too and filled most of the kitchen window.

I've just bought one for my own house, 40 years later. It might grow big, or it might not. It might bloom; it might not. There are pink edges on some of the leaves.

Strawberries & Cream Wax Plant - Hoya carnosa

I'm not trying to learn the names of 100 local plants anymore. It was a Victorian folly-hobby, and I live in the desert.
Now I'm using this blog to keep notes about plants. That's more fun.