Author Archives: Doug

The White Hoya bella’s Time Is Now

I currently have five peduncle’s of flowers on this somewhat tricky plant.  My goal of having a giant plant full of flowers is still a very long way off, but it gives one reason to keep on going.

Strange Leaf on Hoya pachyclada

I recently chopped up my Hoya pachyclada as it had root rot.  On one of my starts, the first new growth had a very strangely shaped leaf.  It looks as if the plant got crossed with H. manipurensis!


Final Day With Hoya erythrina Nara

I really know nothing about the origins of this plant other than I think that it comes from Malaysia.  If someone could enlighten me as to what the ‘Nara’ comes from in its name, I would be very grateful!

Other than dripping nectar, Hoya erythrina Nara with it cute, little, fuzzy, flowers gets my highest recommendation for all growers.  It is so easy and floriferous that all everyone should have this one in their collection if they have the room.

Growing Hoya erythrina Nara Part One

Hoya erythrina Nara was grown in a series of net pots so that I could more easily monitor the water needs of the plant.  It was an easy grower at least in my warm, humid grow tent.  I don’t know how it would fare in normal household conditions.

Hoya erythrina Nara – A Hoya That I Forgot To Discuss Here

I have flowered so many new Hoyas at so many different times that sometimes one will slip through the cracks. I posted a YouTube video of this plant’s first flowering back in October of last year, but never go around to putting it up here at Vermont Hoyas.

I got Hoya erythrina Nara as a very small rooted plant back in May of 2018 from AH Hoyas in Thailand; it came as part of a 12 plant order and acclimated quickly to my warm humid grow tent.