Frequently when I order from Thailand I like to order a couple of plants that I know nothing about and that have no published flower photos. It is always fun to try to be the first a something, and it makes it more interesting sometimes not knowing what the heck you will get. Hoya sp. AH-556 Seeds – 002 is a Hoya that falls into that category. Below the buds of the plant:
Here is a photo of Hoya onychoides showing the entire breathtaking plant:
I’m going to make the best of this Hoya over the next couple of days as I will soon be chopping her up and selling her off. The reasons for this are: It is a large plant and takes up a lot of room, and I have two other onychoides that are supposed to be special clones with different types of flowers.
My Hoya onychoides plant has been flowering a lot over the past couple of months, producing many flushes of flowers. Here are a couple of photos of the large buds a few days before opening:
Hoya Patricia opened a second peduncle full of flowers this morning so I took a quick snapshot. There are 36 flowers between the two peduncles!
Hoya Patricia has put on its best floral display yet with an amazing 19 flowers on one peduncle!
I’m so glad that Julie Kennedy got me a cutting of this plant again as it puts on such an incredible leaf display. I’ve decided that I have to cut back on some of the lighting in my tents as when leaves turn this red, it is a sign that they are getting too much light.
Hoya sp. EPC-610 Aff. acuta is an example of why I like Hoyas so much. It is a plant that you can have for years with just an occasional repotting. It flowers just enough to be interesting, but not enough to become annoying, and when it does flower the scent perfumes the room.
Hoya patella is a plant as I’ve said many times before needs high humidity to do well. It is not that particular as to temperature, but its humidity needs are absolute or it declines quite rapidly.
I have now kept this plant for over 10 years and I just keep loving it more and more.