Hoya carnosa variegata
Howie is an epiphytic succulent, which means he likes to climb all over the place and attach himself to others. He's known to bloom beautiful star-shaped flower clusters in the summer as long as he has good roommates (ahem).
Bright indirect sunlight. Some direct light is okay.
Once every two weeks or when soil is dry.
Safe for your furry friends.
MD: ~8" tall and a 6" pot.
That two week trek through Mongolia is in the cards.
Pro-tip: Train your hoya to climb by tying it to or looping it gently around a nearby surface or object.