Both of these Hoyas are from the Philippines and have the unfortunate trait of only having flowers that are fully open for a little over a day. One the positive side, they flower almost continually which makes up for the short duration.
Here are the flowers of a plant that I received from April Mall in 2020 labeled Hoya clemensiorum, but it looked nothing like the real clemensiorum that I have kept for years, so I have taken to calling it short-leaf.
Hoya acicularis is making up for lost time and continuing to flower. Here is a new set that I caught before the corona fully reflexed:
I believe that this plant is now called Hoya pubicorolla, but back when I first acquired it from Joanie Kahn, it was called Hoya pubicalyx ‘Pink Dragon.’ The first few times that I flowered it, probably about 12 years ago, it used to bloom light pink. Because of my growing conditions, I can no longer get this color out of it. It now blooms almost red. Below on Top the flowers from 12 years ago, and on the bottom the flowers from this morning. It is hard to believe that it comes from the same plant!
Here is a set of buds on Hoya Kaimuki, I don’t remember the last time that I flowered this one, but it has to be at least 3 or 4 years. It will be nice to see these blooms again!
I took this picture just before I took numerous cuttings to restart this plant as it had gotten just too big for any window in my house. Lets hope that I can grow another magnificent specimen some day, and to think that I thought at one time that H. linearis was ungrowable for me!
Don’t these two make a handsome pair!
After waiting for nine years to get Hoya acicularis to flower a second time, the plant is now flowering for the third time this year. On top of that, it looks like several peduncles have developing buds. Sometimes it just takes enormous amounts of patience, so never give up!
Hoya tannaensis is a great Hoya that I can highly recommend to all collectors. It is a plant that is a good grower, and looks to be a very frequent bloomer. The flowers have an interesting scent, and are quite beautiful. I have nothing bad to say about it, and I want to thank Rachel Colette Conroy for making this possible through her generous gift of a cutting.
Here is a photo of two unlikely tent mated: Hoya inflata and Hoya tannaensis; note the additional peduncle with opening buds. This is a plant that is going to want to flower a lot!