I am not sure that I have ever seen more flowers per square inch than on this small Hoya chinghungensis. It is just phenomenal! The photo does not even do it justice.
I really love this photo of Hoya lobbii and think it would make a lovely calendar or art print. It shows how lovely a Hoya can be even when not in flower. My greatest thanks once again for sending it to me Amy!
Something a little different: Amy Chan contacted me a couple of years ago asking me to choose some plants for her to start a Hoya collection. We have remained in touch, and she recently sent me a couple of very cool photographs that I absolutely love. Below is a photo of Hoya kerrii and cherries:
Hoya bordenii is an okay Hoya, but the flowers were too similar to two other Philippine Hoyas that would make better choices if one wasn’t trying to collect all the Hoyas in the world. Both Hoya sp. Mindanao UT-247, and Hoya ilagiorum are quicker, and more rampant bloomers with flowers that are very close to Hoya bordenii. Below a close-up of the flowers:
When you search this plant over the internet, there appears to be a couple of color variation one being a dark red like mine and another being a yellowy orange.
Hoya bordenii required three re-pottings or more properly said up-pottings. It eventually was transplanted into a six inch pot where it lives today. Below the plant in its entirety:
This plant presented no problems this go around. It was a steady if somewhat slow grower that budded up for the first time in February of this year about 16 months after acquiring the cutting. It flowered shortly there after.
I had this Hoya as a small plant way back when I got interested seriously in Hoyas about 12 years ago. I lost the plant as my knowledge of keeping these plants back then was not the best. My cutting from Florida was pretty straight forward and rooted very quickly in my standard mix. I used a net pot to make it easier to know when to water. Below the flowers of Hoya bordenii:
Hoya bordenii is a Philippine Hoya described back in 1906 by Rudolf Schlechter. He was a German Botanist who is said to have described at least a thousand new species, many of them Orchids which was his primary field of study. Hoya bordenii is an unresolved name.
I received a cutting of Hoya bordenii from Ric Morier in Florida in Late 2017. Below is a shot of the foliage: