Hoya retusa is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to Southeast Asia. It is commonly known as wax plant due to the shape and texture of its leaves.
Hoya retusa has small, slender leaves that are slightly curved and grow opposite each other on the stem. The leaves are green and glossy, with a slightly waxy texture. The plant produces small, star-shaped flowers that are white or pink in color and have a sweet fragrance.
Hoya retusa is a relatively easy plant to care for and is often grown as a houseplant. It prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It should be watered moderately, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. The plant can be propagated from stem cuttings, which should be taken in the spring or summer and rooted in a well-draining potting mix.