huckelba
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Vine/flower identification

I received a cutting of this about 15 years ago from my mother. Every couple of years, I cut it back fairly extreme and remove the 'old wood'. The flower spikes generally appear about 2-3 times per year and last about a week. Anyone have any ideas?

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-Pete

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Kisal
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I think that's a Hoya.

It might be the one called Hindu Rope, but I'm not positive. Do the flowers look like they're made of wax? Another common name for the hoya is Wax Flower.
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huckelba
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Thank you Kisal. You are correct, it is part of the Hoya family. From what I gather, there are hundreds of different varieties, but this one is very similar to the Hindu Rope (at least according to what I have now seen online).

Thank you again for your help.
-Pete

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