Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Wax Flower Plant

I've had this houseplant for a few years now.  It sits on top of my dresser and each year produces the most beautiful flowers.



I know it as a "wax flower plant", but its real name is hoya.


Its flowers are amazingly like wax flowers - I wish you could see them close up and notice their texture.  Even the little pink bits in the middle (can you tell I know a lot about plants?) have a sheen to them that makes them look and feel like beads!


Love, Liz

13 comments:

Alix said...

That took me back! My Mum had a wax flower plant when I was small and I was fascinated by it. They are almost surreal, those flowers (and you've captured their beauty so well!)
x

Bayside Rose said...

Wow! That Hoya is so amazing! I have never seen one like that before. Pam x

Kylie said...

My Nan had a Hoya growing on a trellis outside her loo door (an old fashioned out-house) when I was little I used to leave the loo door open so I could look at it. I have always loved them Liz, although I have never tried to grow one myself. Must rectify this. Thanks for reminding me...

Protector of Vintage said...

So pretty! I want one!!

Sharon Wengel said...

Wow ! Pretty !

Little Nell said...

I’ve never seen one before, but isn’t it lovely?

Mum said...

I'd never heard of this plant before. It looks very pretty and almost artificial - I can just imagine these flowers as tiny sweets. Mind you they look too good to eat.
Love from Mum
xx

Rachael said...

wow i've never seen a flower like that before - it's really pretty x

LUCEWOMAN said...

They look like sugarcraft, or quite other-worldly. These photographs would look lovely on my wall!

Liz said...

Lucewoman - you are right - they do look like sugarcraft!
They seem to thrive on neglect - so they are easy to keep.
Would imagine they are available at garden centres.
Liz

Karen S Booth said...

AMAZING! It doesn't look real! I was convinced it was a wax plant as in WAX!
karen

Isobel said...

OH MY GOD!! They look absolutely amazing! Absolutely stunning. :)
xx

Susy said...

Never seen anything like it here in Italy!
It seems almost magical, how wonderful!
Wonderful Compliments
a hug
Suzy x