After Hoya sp. UT-033 flowered the first time, it flowered numerous times on multiple peduncles throughout the summer, but cease all vegetative growth. I have had this happen before on multiple Hoyas and it usually means that it is time to restart the plant.
The buds developed quickly and flowered soon after. The flowers have a very mild, fruity fragrance.
While this Hoya grew vigorously, I was kind of dismayed that I would get no peduncles even when I used numerous tricks like using various blooming fertilizers. Finally this past winter I started using exclusively RO water with all of my unflowered Hoyas, and after almost six long years I got my first peduncle, and shortly there after another. Below the buds on Hoya sp. UT-033:
Hoya sp. UT-033 seemed to like growing in hydroton and almost immediately showed much more vigorous growth. It grew in the same 4.5 inch x 7 inch semi-hydro container for a couple of years. When the roots filled the container I moved up to a 6 inch x 9 inch pot.
Hoya sp. UT-033 did not do much for its first couple of years with no indication that it would ever produce a peduncle. I finally pulled it out of its pot late in 2015 and discovered, as I frequently seem to, that the roots were rotten. I finally took cuttings and restarted it in hydroton using the semi-hydro method. Below the flowers of Hoya sp. UT-033:
I received this plant as a small rooted cutting from Julie Kennedy in 2013. I planted it into my regular mix; it grew a little and languished a lot. Below the buds of Hoya sp. UT-033:
Uthai Treesukhon is a Thai Hoya collector who issued many of his plants an accession numbers and Hoya sp. UT-033 is one of those Hoyas. I’m assuming it is endemic to Thailand, but have no real information on it other than its accession number.
Hoya sp. UT-033 took a very long time to flower so we will spend at least a week with it. Below the beautiful foliage the plant:
I have started a new Hoya oblongacutifolia plant because the mother plant has gotten too big for me, but I’m giving it one last hurrah this summer by letting it go wild in my portable greenhouse. I love this plant despite its smelly nature! Here are some flowers growing seven feet in the air on the ceiling:
With the summer of 2019 drawing to its inevitable close, Hoya vitellina IML 1348 throws up some blooms to let me know it has enjoyed its time outside.