Genus: Hoya Family: Apocynaceae
- Hoya is a species of tropical plants;
- subfamily Asclepiadoideae (commonly milkweed family) in the Apocynaceae (Dogbane);
- common names: waxplant, waxvine, waxflower;
- evergreen perennial creeper/ vines, rarely shrubs;
- often grows epiphytically on trees;
- some grow terrestrially, or occasionally in rocky areas.
Origin and habitat: mostly native to Asia (including India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia); there is also a great diversity of species in the Philippines, plus other species in Polynesia, New Guinea, and Australia.
Habit: leaves may exhibit a variety of forms, and may be smooth, felted or hairy; flowers are all shaped like five pointed stars.
Hoya albiflora likes full sun or partial shade. Presents show, white, fragrant flowers. Tolerates humidity.
Since acquiring it in October, it keeps on moving towards a nearby plant. At one point managed to climb by twining to Pachypodium geayi which was situated close.