Hoya ignorata is a plant that had been stepped on and not noticed as being a Hoya for years before someone finally took a closer look, and said “Hey this is a Hoya.” It is very widely distributed across South East Asia, and had truly been “ignored” until it was finally published in 2011.
I recieved my plant as a cutting from a well known Swedish grower, which was then forwarded on to my good friend Julie Kennedy who kindly rooted it for me before sending to me in early August of 2014. It has grown well and flowered in leca using the semi-hydro method of cultivation. I have given it good light using a fairly powerful LED fixture, and it flowered in December of 2014.
The bloom on this plant is so small and insignificant that it is very difficult to photograph well. The entire cluster of blooms is smaller than my little finger nail. The entire peduncle of 10 blooms is less than 3/8″ across and 1/4″ high (For my metric friends that is 9.5 mm across and 6.4 mm high). Each bloom is around 1/16″ in diameter (1.6 mm). Here is a photo that is worth a thousand words; a single Hoya lacunosa flower next to a peduncle of 10 flowers from Hoya ignorata.
This plant has been maligned by many as not worth growing, but I have to disagree. I think what the flower lacks in size is made up for in cuteness. Also, I am a sucker for the small and unusual plants that others might simply not be interested in. I can readily recommend this plant for experts and beginners alike.