Hoya compacta

The common name of this plant is the Hindu Rope.  It is very commonly available in the big box stores.  Many people gave up on growing it because of the trouble with Mealybugs getting into all of the tight crevices.  See my section on pest control on how to deal with this issue.  Hoya compacta is a great plant, and I heartily recommend it to anyone who collects houseplants.  It likes conditions very similar to H. carnosa, but I find it will tolerate a little more water.  Expect it to bloom at about 2-3 year’s of age.  Bloom has no detectable scent.