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Houseplant ID please

HotwaxHotwax Posts: 51
I am looking after this plant for my daughter-in-law as they are having building work done. All she knows is that it is a piece from her grandmother (long dead). I’ve got no idea what it is or how to look after it! I’m giving it minimal watering as it looks like a succulent, and also seems to me to be in far too big a pot, but i’m wary of disturbing it or killing it as it’s got sentimental value. Help! 


  • HotwaxHotwax Posts: 51
    Sorry! Too many photos!
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,423
    I'm thinking maybe wax plant (Hoya).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • JessumJessum Posts: 81
    Yes, a Hoya.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,536
    I've got a lovely Hoya carnosa  in a hanging basket and it makes a waterfall effect well over 2ft long, covered in flowers. Mine is in full flower now and looks wonderful.
    It is easy to care for and if you keep an eye on the foliage and it looks more grey than green you will know when it is ready for a drink.
  • HotwaxHotwax Posts: 51
    Oh thank you! I’ve looked up Hoya and it looks like lanceolata, I think. They. Seem very expensive plants. Will try to take a cutting for myself!
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