The reason most collectors grow Hoya Finlaysonii is the spectacular foliage. The colour of the leaves is light green with prominent deep emerald green venation and a deep green edge. The elliptic leaves have a cardboard like texture and feel to them.
The flowers of this plant are inconsequential at least in terms of appearance given how the foliage is a show stealer. However, the small umbels of creamy white flowers and maroon outer petal lobes do give out the charming cinnamon-like “Hoya scent” when the plant blooms in summer months.
The growth pattern of Hoya Finlaysonii is perfect for hanging baskets and for indoor growing. It is not a common Hoya, not even in its native environments in Malaya, South Thailand and Borneo.
A great looking plant that will brighten up any room although the flowers are very short lived. This is a plant that everyone should have in their collection.