Hoya are one of those plants that everyone knows - their grandmother grew one of these twining around the kitchen window, and everyone was amazed at the tiny little pot that it grew in, and the highly scented blooms every year.
Grow these classic houseplants in loose well drained soil, and to promote blooming, keep them rootbound.
The wax like flowers are borne on the 'spurs', little twiggy growths along the stem.
Don't cut these off when you prune, as they will continue to produce flowers for many seasons out of these.
You can root these plants easily in a glass of water on the kitchen windowsill. In fact, quite often, you'll see a healthy thriving Hoya grown this way for years.
The roots emerge from the stem between the fleshy leaves, and are used by the vine to cling to supports like the wood of the window frame, a trellis or anything else that's handy.
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