I have in my flat a plant which sometime make strange flowers. When the start it looks like plastic stars:

Before Maturity

Then the flowers are opening after few days and looks like this:


The smell is a bit strange (I cannot say bad but definitively not good as other flowers). In general this plant does not need many watering and even I am in Switzerland, I guess it is living normally somewhere else.

For the size, mine is quite small (30 cm high but many wires) but my mother have a very long one along the wall (few meters).

Many picture with higher resolution are in my flikr gallery.

Anybody can tell me what is the name of this plant and where it lives normally?

  • $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoya $\endgroup$
    – inf3rno
    Apr 29, 2015 at 22:38
  • $\begingroup$ flowers looks like Asclepiadaceae $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Aug 28, 2016 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ you could add image of its shoot and leaves. $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Aug 29, 2016 at 2:43

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It is a Hoya Carnosa Krinkle Kurl flower. It is native to Australia and East Asia. Hoya Carnosa links to wikipedia and Krinkle Kurl links to plant rescue in case you want to read more on it.




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