OK, Hoya is not an orchid but a very neat plant. My grandmother gave me a small piece a while back. It took a while till it bloomed but boy is it a neat plane. It grows as a vine and the flowers (on mine anyway) look straight down. I picked the flowers up and boy you talk about a strong very sweet scent! It is hard to believe it is not an orchid! The flower looks and feels like wax. When I picked up the flower to look at it and to take a picture, it dripped all down the side of my foot! It is loaded with nectar.