Growing Hoya sp. MT-02 Part Four

The peduncle and buds grew strongly and it was no time at all before the buds opened up with the most amazingly strong butterscotch fragrance. The flowers were quite large for Acanthostemma Section Hoyas. These are Hoyas primarily found in the Philippines and all have revolute flowers with examples being DS-70, Hoya davidcummingii, Hoya kentiana, Hoya memoria, and Hoya sigillatis.

I believe that I finally was able to flower this Hoya because of using the RO water. I think the regular tap water was too hard and the minerals contained in it inhibited the formation of peduncles. I have since flowered a number of stubborn Hoyas using reverse osmosis water and will not go back to tap water for Hoyas that I have yet to flower.