Hoya sp. IML 557

I received Hoya sp. IML 557 as a cutting from David Liddle of Australia five years ago and that is how long it took to bloom.  I had my hopes up last year when it formed a peduncle, but alas that was only a teaser.  I think it took so long to bloom primarily because it will not grow for me in the winter – it is too darned dry in the house and the plant goes into hibernation mode for months at a time.  I love the plant because of  its outstanding foliage, which is thick and leathery and resembles Alligator hide to me.  I believe this plant hails from Sabah in Northern Borneo.  It belongs to a complex group of plants that have their names in dispute including Hoya plicata, Hoya acuta, and Hoya verticillata.  I will keep the name that it came with until I know differently.  Any how you look at it, this Hoya would make anyone a lovely house plant!  I have made a video of the plant, which I think will show it better than a still photo.  The link to that video: youtu.be/54NHKx70B4o

Here is a gallery of photos of Hoya sp. IML 557: