Author Archives: Doug

Let’s Talk About Hoya Seeds AH-138

Hoya Seeds AH-138 was not on my radar when it was very kindly gifted to me by my good Hoya friend Wil early last fall. It arrived as a cutting that easily rooted, and had relatively small leaves. It gave no indication of the massively large beautiful leaves that it was capable of producing.

After All These Years, Hoya macgillivrayi Still Can Put Out The Blooms

I’ve had this clone of Hoya macgillivrayi now for at least 15 years, and I’ve lost track with how many times I’ve started it over from cuttings. This time around there are hardly any leaves, and really, it is not much to look at, but look at the flowers that it put out after only about a year from starting it over. Truly a remarkable plant!

Hoya stenaokei Dark Flowering Away

At least six times I have had this same number of four flowers appear on this peduncle. It seems no sooner that one set of flowers falls off, another set starts forming to replace it. This plant is a must have!!

Hoya aff. Bella PES-03 Is Flowering Away In The Livingroom

After years of trying to grow a decent specimen of Hoya aff. Bella PES-03, I finally have done it. I have a large plant with two open sets of flowers and many more peduncles with developing buds. Here is a photo I took yesterday of one set of flowers. More to come as the other buds begin opening. The secret to growing this plant well is apparently in the substrate used. It seems to love large coconut husk chips.

Hoya sp. EPC-610 Has An Incredible Fragrance

I don’t know that I have mentioned it before, but it seems that about 50% of these Hoya verticillata types have wonderful fragrances. Hoya sp. EPC-610 is definitely one of the best. This plant gets many of these balls of flowers and at night the smell is intoxicating!