I'm sure I read somewhere that this is named after an Indian Princess Kanya Kumaria, which is rather lovely!
I got very depressed after seeing Dougs amazing specimen - my twig of a cutting has sat in a pot for 14 months - just refusing to look happy. I noticed a tiny new leaf forming yesterday - just in time for a long dark winter - Ha!
I have a single little bloom on mine. I will post a picture later. It smells devine. I sure wish someone would invent a way to make a perfume of hoya flower smells. I would wear it right under my nose.
H. kanyakumariana is a slowly growing, relatively small permanent Hoya.
She was found in the coastal regions of Lower-Vadachithadu Kadayar in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India in 600m above sea level. The headland Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari or Kanyakumari) is the southernmost point of the Indian subcontinent. It represents the interface between the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal dar. Kanyakumariana The city is named after the goddess Devi Kanya Kumari. In this city they wanted to marry Shiva, one of the three main Hindu gods. However, this was outwitted by a demon and Shiva recite before the wedding the city. So she still bears the nickname "city of the virgin princess." To Cape Comorin extend the foothills of Western Ghats, those gigantic mountain ranges, the same for the coastal plains to altitudes up to 2000m above sea level rise.