The Hoya Carnosa was discovered around the 18th century by Robert Brown, a Scottish botanist. Robert named the genus after his close friend Thomas Hoy. Thomas Hoy, also a botanist was the head gardner for the Duke of Northumberland.
Some may know the Hoya as the porcelain flower, wax plant, or honey plant. There are about 900 cultivars of the Hoya. Most Hoya are native to countries such as Philippines, India, Thialand, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia.
Hoya blooms are known to be very fragrant. Some may smell like vanilla, chocolate, or cinnamon. The blooming period varies depending on the type of Hoya. Some may first start around 2 or 3 years of age. Others Hoyas may bloom year round.
Hoyas need to be watered regularly, but only when it has had time to dry out and is dry to your touch. :)