New Hoya - ?? name?

rodawn(3)December 1, 2012

So, I rescued this sad looking hoya from a Walmart store. It seems to have bounced back, so hardiness is on its resume. I have no idea what it is called as there was no label. Any ideas?

The stems come up bergundy-red as they develop new leaves. This plant is not getting any direct sunlight, so it's not sunburned. The older leaves are about 6 inches long and at least 3 inches wide.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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denise_gw

Hi RD. Not a Hoya but a Peperomia - if I remember correctly, it's P. japonica variegata. It sure does fool a lot of people! Even I was fooled the first time I bought one. Brought it home and when I got to looking at the stem growth and how different it was from Hoyas, I started to realize it's growth habit was very similar to P. obtusifolia. Sure enough, a little research took me to japonica variegata. Beautiful plant!

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 7:15PM
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rodawn(3)

Hummmmmmmmmmmmm. Well, it certainly is pretty! Hopefully it will flower then.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 7:39PM
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denise_gw

Peperomia flowers are VERY different from Hoya flowers. Unique, that's for sure. Check them out in a google search. Peps are grown more for their foliage than their flowers.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 8:19PM
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