Hoya bicknellii

Hoya bicknellii was discovered in Matutinao, Badian, Cebu in the Philippines.  It was published in 1999 and named after its discoverer David Bicknell.  Hoya bicknellii, except for a different colored corona, seems very similar to Hoya benitotanii. To make things even more interesting both plants were discovered by the same person in the same geographic area of the Philippines. I grew Hoya bicknellii as a hanging plant for about a year when I decided that it would work far better trellised. I transplanted it into a glazed clay pot and it has lived there ever since. It took about a year of growing Hoya bicknellii as an upright for it to develop its first peduncle. There are few things as exciting to me as getting that first set of buds. The plant flowered soon afterwards. Once again the plant was grown completely under artificial conditions. If you are looking for a spectacular, long-peduncled, glossy-leaved, far from run of the mill, Hoya, I think that Hoya bicknellii will fit your needs very nicely!