Living condition:

  • tropics with 25 - 35 degrees celsius
  • very high humidity

Any suggestions? I have tried googling like mad and the nearest I have got is Pentas... Which I don't think it is.

flowers 1

bud 1

leaf 1

plant 1

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    I suspect its a member of the orchid family, but I can't find this exact one. There's an epiphytic orchid (Christmas Star Orchid) which is sort of similar, but yours definitely isn't that. If I come up with something, I'll get back to this thread (definitely not Pentas!)
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 15:27

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Try looking into Hoyas. I'm no expert but it looks to me like one of them.

  • I can see why you thought of Hoya, but unfortunately, its not one of those either - they're all vining in growth habit.
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 18:10
  • pinterest.com.au/pin/507569820497191919
    – Yennie
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 12:52
  • The above link shows shooting stars Hoya as the photo. And google shows Lorel C got it right! (garden.org/plants/view/87970/Shooting-Star-Hoya-Hoya-multiflora)
    – Yennie
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 12:53
  • @Yennie - I looked at Hoya, but never found a yellow one - and yours doesn't look like a vine, though it's described as one in the link, so its a new one on me, but great flowers - are they fragrant? Oh,and I've just noticed the string its tied up with, missed that completely till now...
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 19:45

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