I love these two together!
I’ve got another week of comparison photo fun and then we will get into a couple of new species that I recently flowered.
It is so nice to get to experience these flowers again and their wonderful fragrance!
I took this photo as proof that I have brought this fairly new, much desired species, to the bud stage. I have blasted these before, so fingers crossed that they make it to maturity. I have a good feeling this time!
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!