Bringing the Outdoor Indoors: Hoya

Hoya, or wax plant, has waxy green leaves and waxy fragrant pink flowers. Golden wax plant (pictured) adds creamy leaf variegation to the plant's appeal. You can let the plant climb, train the stems onto a topiary, or allow them to trail in a hanging basket.

Why We Love It: Wax plant offers beautiful flowers (that are often powerfully fragrant). It's also a low-water plant, so it doesn't mind if you forget to water it from time to time.

Name: Hoya carnosa

Growing Conditions: Medium to bright light; 55-75 degrees F.; allow the soil surface to dry between waterings

Size: Can climb or trail to 4 feet or more