Pink Silver Wax Flower   
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Pink Silver Wax Flower
ntroduced Photo: Aarti Khale
Common name: Pink Silver Wax Flower, Hairy Calyx Wax Flower
Botanical name: Hoya pubicalyx    Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)

Pink Silver Wax Flower comes from the Philippines and was first described in 1918. It looks somewhat like hoya carnosa. Like all Hoyas, this one is a climber. The leaves are narrow and have more or less silver flecks, depending on which variety it is. 'Pink Silver' has a lot of flecks, while 'Red Button' has less. The size of the leaves vary from 8-18 cm long and 2.5-6 cm wide. Some pubicalyx have new leaves that get red or mixed red/green when young. As these mature they turn green. The colour of the flowers also vary from pink with white corona to almost black with red coronas.

Photographed in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
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