Houseplant of the week: Hindu rope plant

This slow-grower can take three years to flower – but when it does, you’ve hit the jackpot

Why will I love it?
The waxy semi-succulent Hindu rope plant (hoya carnosa ‘Compacta’) is a slow grower and requires up to three years to bloom, but it is worth waiting for its star-shaped pink flowers. If you are patient and put in the work, seeing these is like winning a gold medal.

Light or shade?
Bright indirect light.

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