oh, that's a great site!!! yes, it DOES make ya wish!! hoya's are something i want to get in to!
1 the leaves are a solid dark green. pointed tips, scalloped edges. the center vein is evident and there are visible markings/lines going outward from the center vein - gives an effect of texture. the leaves don't feel bumpy though (like the multi variegated aluminum plant
leafs do). the edges of the leaves do seem to have a bit of a lip on them tho. stems are round and brown in color. the length of the leaves is no larger than about 1 1/2 inches and the width is a bit more than a 1/2 inch. leaf growth is alternate along the stems.
the one that i have that is marked coffee plant
has long pointed oval shaped leaves in a bit different shade of green. the longest are about 3 inches and 1 1/2 inches in width.
maybe they were marked wrong? or maybe i've got two coffee plants
(ha! i don't even drink coffee, either!)
4 doesn't seem to have anything other than regular roots. i didn't dig down too far as i could see white roots coming directly out of the base of the leaves at the bottom of the stump as soon as i moved a tiny bit of the soil aside. so, definitely a shallow root system. the leaves themselves are pretty narrow and do go to a pointy tip - no tendrils like the yucca tho. solid medium green color.
here's a crappy drawing i did in paint.
for the 'back' one the leaves are actually more tightly together than i could draw with the mouse - a very 'stacked' look to it from that side. for the 'front' one, that's pretty much how it is...the leaves are a lot 'looser' on what i'm calling the front side. that's due to how it is growing
...as i said before it looks like the leaves are growing
towards one direction. almost wrapping themselves around the stump/base.
5 has multi-branching bushy growth. leaf growth is sometimes alternate and sometimes paired opposite - older growth as well as new growth at the top. doesn't seem to be consistant. the stems are round and with the multi-branching, could almost be considered tree
-like. the leaves have a definite vein in the center...there are very light markings going outward from the center vein. the leaves are smooth textured and a bit waxy feeling. they aren't quite as heavy as the peperomia leaves; they aren't as thin as the aluminum plant
leaves, tho - just somewhere in between. the shape is oval with pointed tips on some and others have a more rounded tip - new growth and older growth. again, no consistancy with it.