Category Archives: Hoyas

Hoya bella Is Blooming Up a Storm

Hoya lanceolata Bella is flowering like crazy right now.  It really needs to be up-potted right now, but I probably will just take cuttings and restart the plant.  I don’t have the room any longer for these monstrously huge Bella plants so I need to keep it small.

Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear Has Two Accession Numbers

Hoya sp. SR-2009-003 and Hoya sp. EPC-966 are the two accession numbers for this plant.  It also seems to be available in a yellow corona and red corona clone.  I have the red corona.

This is a great plant with the most photogenic of flowers but is not a Hoya for beginners.  It seems very demanding and the roots rot easily so I can’t really recommend it except for those up for a challenge.

Growing (Killing) Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear Part Five

Upon closer inspection of the plant, I could see that the leaves lacked turgor, and were almost limp.  I pulled it out of the pot and the roots were completely rotten once again.  This time I took several cuttings which are now rooting in water.  I’m sure that I will be able to save the plant, and this time it will not go back into my amended soil mix.  I will be looking for something with far less water holding capacity as this plant is incredibly susceptible to root rot!

Growing Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear Part Four

After fooling around with this plant for at least 3 years, I finally got a decent set of blooms out of it, and then it started putting on peduncles and flowering like crazy.  This was not necessarily a good thing as this was a plant that was trying to survive by producing flowers but actually was near death.

Growing Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear Part Three

This is a plant where a peduncle does not necessarily mean quick blooms.  Probably around eight sets of buds blasted before I could bring any to term and the first set of flowers were so weak that they barely opened and fell off.

Growing Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear Part One

I received Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear in a trade from a grower in North Carolina in 2015.  I rooted it, and the plant did poorly from the start. After a year, it might have put on one new leaf, but that was about it.  I pulled the plant out of the pot in mid 2016 and the roots were rotten, as is usually the case with a poorly performing Hoya.

Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear Comes From Perak, Malaysia

Hoya sp. Perak Teddy Bear comes from the jungles of Perak, Malaysia.  There are 13 states in Malaysia; Perak is the fourth largest one. Temperature is fairly constant, that is, from 23 °C to 33 °C, with humidity often more than 82.3 per cent. Annual rainfall measures at 3,218 mm.  Below the flowers of the plant; they are fuzzy like a teddy bear, hence the name.

The Last Photos of This Plant

I will be chopping up this magnificent Hoya imperialis Palawan and selling it off as cuttings so I don’t think that I will ever get to see the flowers on this one again. It took me 2 years to flower it the first time, and I won’t wait that long again. I simply don’t have the room to keep all of these giant growing Hoyas, but I am happy that I got to see it flower a few times, and now I get to pass it on for others to try their luck with it!