Hoya Patricia opened a second peduncle full of flowers this morning so I took a quick snapshot. There are 36 flowers between the two peduncles!
Hoya Patricia has put on its best floral display yet with an amazing 19 flowers on one peduncle!
I’m so glad that Julie Kennedy got me a cutting of this plant again as it puts on such an incredible leaf display. I’ve decided that I have to cut back on some of the lighting in my tents as when leaves turn this red, it is a sign that they are getting too much light.
Hoya sp. EPC-610 Aff. acuta is an example of why I like Hoyas so much. It is a plant that you can have for years with just an occasional repotting. It flowers just enough to be interesting, but not enough to become annoying, and when it does flower the scent perfumes the room.
Hoya patella is a plant as I’ve said many times before needs high humidity to do well. It is not that particular as to temperature, but its humidity needs are absolute or it declines quite rapidly.
I have now kept this plant for over 10 years and I just keep loving it more and more.
Here are a couple of photographs of Hoya sp. EPC-610 Aff. acuta. I really like this plant quite a bit and has to be seen in person to really appreciate. Also the scent of these flowers are amazing!
Hoya sp. NS05-240 which has never been overly floriferous has decided to shower me with flowers. My plant is far to over lighted and now the leaves are far too red.
There is a reason why a cutting of this plant sells for $60 if you are lucky enough to find it for sale. It is exceptionally difficult to grow. I have started my plant over again multiple times over the last four years. It will start to grow a new vine and then die back and this can happen dozens of times. It is so frustrating! I’m finally beginning to realize that this is a plant that needs very little water and even a touch too much causes die back. While this single flower is not very impressive, it makes me happy as it has been such a long time between flowerings!
Hoya inflata is a plant that I used to be able to grow well, and I was even able to sell a number of plants that I rooted over the first two years that I had it, but then it all went horribly wrong. After a period, no matter what I tried it would not grow for me, and it has been on life support now for years. More tomorrow as I leave you with my single inflata bloom from a couple of days ago: