I have had my Hoya since 2003, at which time I got a cutting from a coworker. My mother had a Hoya plant that had many fronds, and was probably severely root bound.
It bloomed, and bloomed and bloomed. It would get little mauve, star shaped blossoms, and then would drop them. Daily. There were little stars on the floor to clean up, every day.
Maybe the plant was miserable and asking for help and it was being abused. I don't know. One can feel measure of guilt, if they must.
I plan to treat my Hoya the same way. So. I'm taking some cuttings, trying to root them and add them back into the same pot, to increase root bulk.
Wish me luck. I will keep you posted on my progress.
I cut my cuttings on May second. Now I wait for new roots to appear on my cuttings. I put the jar in a window near where I wash dishes daily, so I will be forced to check them often.
This may take weeks.
Once I have roots, I will repot my plant with new dirt, plus adding these five newly rooted shoots. Why? Because, Hoya plants bloom when they are root bound. Five additional root producing plants should force the issue.
I will keep you posted.
It's May 10 and I See Roots Forming on the Cuttings
I sprayed the plant with water in the sink and then super saturated the soil.
Still no blossoms, but plant has thickened.
19 Years to First Blossom
I got the first cutting in 2003. It's 2022, and I finally have my first blossoms.
Ta Da! - We Have Blossoms Starting!!
Progression of Blooming
Oh, and there is a light scent of, maybe chocolate.
Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on May 02, 2020:
Louise Powles, thank you for your comment. It's also known as wax plant or Jade wax plant. (I had to Google that. Google has some nice pictures of the flowers it produces.)
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on May 02, 2020:
I've never heard of this plant before, but I really like it.