I don’t know how evident it will be in this photo but Hoya sp. EPC-209 NRT 1 flowers are around twice the size of the blooms of Hoya sp. Bangkok Red.
These two Hoyas make a handsome couple!
I had never noticed it before, but Hoya sp. EPC-209 NRT 1 is one of those few Hoyas whose buds open in the daylight hours. I went into the tent in the morning, and the buds had not opened; went back in a couple hours later and they had sprung open. Here is a photo before the blooms have had a chance to reflex:
A few days ago I brought you the unusual double buds on single peduncles on Hoya patella. They have now opened.
I don’t think that I have had these two in the same photo before; so here they are:
Hoya apoda blooms look big until you compare it to Hoya imperialis!
Here is a photo of the entire plant with the white spots being sulfur residue:
Since it has been so long since I flowered this one, we will spend a couple more days with it.
The blooms of Hoya imperialis vary in size from flowering to flowering. These were particularly large with one flower coming in at around 3 1/4 inch in diameter.
Hoya imperialis has been one of my signature Hoyas now for well over a decade. I have flowered them dozens of times over the years, but for the past couple of years I have struggled with them. I simply could not figure out why they would no longer grow for me for months on end. I made no sense at all. I now believe that once again flat mites were causing all of my problems with stunted and deformed plants. Since spraying my Hoya imperialis have been doing far better. Here is Hoya imperialis Palawan from yesterday: