Iviere
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Hi~ Can anyone help me identify this plant? Thank you!

Hi everyone!
I am wondering if somebody can help identify this plant.
It belongs to my mother and she's had it for about 2-3 years.
Indoor, grows like crazy.
But the problem is that it won't flower. She told me that she received the original plant (1 tiny plant at the time) from a friend whose original plants had white little fragrant flowers.
Yet at our house it has multiplied from 1 to 4 different pots, but never flowered.

I would really appreciate any help.

Thank you! :wink:

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Kisal
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That looks like it might be Hoya Carnosa 'Dappled Grey'.

There are pictures [url=https://medlem.spray.se/paradisetnilssonth/index-filer/dapplegrey.htm]here[/url] that you can compare it to, to see if you agree.

I really like hoyas! (runs off to add "must buy hoya" to ToDo list) :D
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Iviere
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Thanks for the fast reply Kisal!
I agree with you, I believe it is Hoya carnosa ‘Dapple Grey".
I've just done some researching on the web and it seems that they can have pink or white flower variations.
Now I need to read more to find out how to make it flower!
:D

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Enjoy your hoya! The flowers are amazing, IMO. :D
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Iviere
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Thank again Kisal!
Upon further research, I have realized that the Hoyas do seem to be amazing group of plants :shock:
I read from many Hoya enthusiasts on different web sites and their discussions about the Hoya varieties.

My mother has insisted that the flowers for our Hoya should be pure white with no pink centers.
So now I think it may not be the Dapple Grey (which should have light pink flowers?), but some other variety. :?:

Who knows..........hopefully I can get it to bloom one day and really find out.
:wink:

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Kisal
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It was the only one I was able to find that showed gray/white dappling on the leaves, but that doesn't mean there aren't other varieties that are closely similar. Once you see the flowers, it will help a great deal with narrowing down the ID. :)
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