Hoya bella and Hoya carnosa both with waxy leaves and the flowers are waxy white with a rose crimson or violet center which hang down in groups. Hoya carnosa is a climber with larger and quite glossy leaves. Hoya bella does well in a hanging basket.
Water weekly in Spring and Summer, reduce to every 14 days in Winter.
Feed every 14 days from Spring to late Summer.
Re-pot into a peat-based compost only when the plant is pot-bound.
Cuttings of one year old shoots can be rooted in a heated propagator in Spring or younger shoots can be layered into pots of cutting compost during Summer.
An East or West facing windowsill suits them well. The climbing species should be trained around wire hoops, up trellis or over tripods of canes.
Hoya bella should not be placed on polished furniture because the flowers produce sticky nectar which can fall in droplets and causing damage.
Place plant in warm room avoiding the mid-day sun in Summer. Keep plant in full sun in Winter. Mealy bugs and scale insects are common pests.
Spray twice weekly with tepid water, except when the flowers are open.
All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful Mediterranean-native flowering shrub, are poisonous. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death.