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The Wax Plant is a most unusual house plant for several reasons.
First and foremost is the intense and wonderful fragrance that wafts off the flowers when least expected.
It only emits it's fragrance late at night. I can be reading on the sofa 30 feet away, near midnight and a
sudden burst will float over and bring me back to reality. This is usually the first indication that a flower
has bloomed because they are usually on the floor.
It is also a very untidy plant. The flowers grow at the end of two or three foot trailing
stems that tend to fall behind stands and tables to be found only when cleaning or wafting.
The only way I could get flowers and foliage in the same picture was to pick two flowers up off the floor and
place them near the foliage.
The Wax Plant is in the Milkweed Family Asclepiadaceae and is a native of Eastern Asia.
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