At my lowest point with Hoya wallichii having only two yellowed leaves remaining, it started like Phoenix to rise from the ashes and add some new growth. It formed a new peduncle with a tiny bud; I was so excited. The bud promptly fell off! Soon another peduncle formed and the bud held on this time. I tried to curb my enthusiasm as I had been disappointed so many times before.
This time the bud held one and got larger, and larger. The bottom photo below shows the difference in sizes of the buds after four days. Look at the amazingly perfect star formed in the bud!