Hoya Carnosa

The Hoya carnosa are finally flowering at Yakushima Senvus Village.


This plant, also known as porcelain flower or wax plant in English, is native to Eastern Asia and Australia. When growing in the wild, they tend to wrap themselves around another tree, in this case the Japanese fig located in the Scented garden. 


These flowers are sweetly scented and their color can vary from white to light pink. 
In Japanese, the Hoya Carnosa is also called Sakuraran. Sakura (cherry tree) for the pink color of the flower, similar to the cherry tree flower; and Ran (orchid) because the leaves are similar to the orchid leaves. 

Since the flowering season is long, I hope to discover some more flowers soon. ^^

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