Hoya soidaoensis Gives Me a Real Scare and Opens Its First Flower

I’ve said that you can jinx blooming by speaking of it too soon, and actually experienced it. Right after showing the buds and saying that I was going to flower Hoya soidaoensis, eight large buds yellowed and fell right off the plant just before opening!  Fortunately I figured out the problem, and am confident that the rest of the buds will open soon.  Here is the first flower to open on the plant so at least now I can say that I have flowered this difficult little Hoya.