There are numerous forms with both green and variegated, but by far the most popular is H. carnosa which makes a fine climbing plant. For this reason, it requires reasonably tall canes or a framework for climbing to twist around. A light is needed and a careful check must be maintained for mealy bug pests which frequently inhabit the areas between the twisting and plant support. Leaves are leathery, elliptic and green in colour. The pendent clusters of star-shaped waxy are, however, the main feature, and are so perfect as to seem quite unnatural. Use a peat-based mixture when and be sure that the pot has ample . New plants can be raised from which can be taken at almost any time in summer if a heated is available-cuttings should be made from firmer growth and not from soft stems at the top of the plant. Flower fragrance is an added bonus with this plant. Variegated forms tend to flower less freely, but are valuable on account of their attractive colouring.