For no other reason than they are both flowering at the same time:
It has been an eight year journey to get this one to flower; will it indeed be the elusive Hoya pubicalyx ‘White Dragon’ now known as H. celata – Only time will tell. Here are the buds from this morning – Excuse the lousy photo, but it was quite a reach to be able to take it.
I bought this one as Hoya hanhiae Yellow/Pink, but now after just flowering it again believe that it is light pink. It is still a very nice flower!
Photos don’t really do this one justice, but I have made a video which I will have up in the next few months. The plant is almost a meter high!
After struggling with this plant for years, look at how amazing it looks now:
I just spent the morning untangling vines and cleaning inside of of one of my large grow tents. It was quite and ordeal, but worth it in the long run. Anyway it allowed be to photograph some buried Hoya, and these are the photos over the next few days. Hoya oblongacutifolia had thrown out vines everywhere and is covered with peduncles and flowers. Here are a couple of the new pictures:
This is rare at least for me – two flowers on the same peduncle on Hoya patella ‘White’. I’ve had very few of these in my years of growing the pink variety and never before on the white.
Although the flowers are similar to many other Hoyas, Hoya sp. Black Leaves EPC-301 has its own charms with beautiful, shiny, speckled, leaves and an outstanding scent. If you don’t own another plant with the same type of flowers, I can recommend picking one of these up. It flowers in two years from cutting and will produce a very nice specimen plant in a short time.
While the flowers may be similar to many other Hoyas, they are still quite beautiful!
I received Hoya sp. Black Leaves EPC-301 in a trade from a collector in North Carolina in the summer of 2015 and flowered it in the summer of 2017. The plant grew in my regular mix and I would put the difficulty level with 1 being dead easy, and 10 being impossible at a 4.