The genus Hoya is a reference to an 18th/19th-century botanist Thomas Hoy. The specific epithet verticillata comes from the Latin verticillatus, which means ‘whorled.’
Hoya verticillata is native to Southeast Asia, with sightings in India, southern China, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh, and Singapore.
In humid and tropical climates, Hoya verticillata makes for a great garden plant, adding beauty and interest to any form of garden you cultivate. It even looks great in a pot or container.