Time To Talk About Hoya RHM-009

Hoya RHM-009 came to me as a freebie cutting in an eBay Hoya order from Ric Morier back in 2017.  I knew nothing about it, but grew it out to see what would emerge.  Below the flower buds of Hoya RHM-009:

The Beautiful Blooms of Hoya sp. UT-163

Hoya sp. UT-163 is a very difficult Hoya for me to grow.  It seems to need almost no water as it is very susceptible to root rot, but it is a very easy and quick plant to flower. Below the flowers from this week:

This Plant Is Actually Nicer Looking Than These Photos Suggest

Of the 10 plants that I picked up four weeks ago from Thailand, The plant that I thought would be among the most difficult has shown the most new growth. Hoya medinifolia has developed a sucker that is growing out of the base of the plant and also has a couple of new leaves growing on the top.  I think that my choice of trying this one in sphagnum and bark may have been the correct one. Please excuse the lousy photographs, but I was pinched for time.

Hoya soidaoensis – The Restart

I recently chopped up my large hanging Hoya soidaoensis plant and sold off a number of cuttings.  I decided to try growing it differently this go around in bonsai soil and so far so good.  Here it is flowering already on an old peduncle:

The buds of Hoya macgillivrayi

This one year old plant is getting ready to flower for the second time.  Note the buds are missing the hooks in the corner of the corolla that characterizes Hoya onychoides.

Soon I Will Add Hoya onychoides To My List of Flowered Hoyas

For some reason, It took me a very long time to pick up a Hoya onychoides.  I finally got a cutting from aleyasgarden in Thailand about five years ago.  I just took it for granted, and thought that I would flower it in short order because I had so much luck in quickly flowering its very close cousins macgillivrayi and archboldiana.  Nothing went right with this one from the beginning.  More on this one in the weeks ahead.  Below is a photo of the buds taken this morning – note the horns on the corners of the corolla which should give the flowers its characteristic claw shape.