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AlohaHoya
Oct 30, 2012 12:36 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Introducing Eriostemma cv. Kalani - a wild cross that bloomed in the garden to let me know she was there...about 6 months ago. This is a bloom off a cutting I took...so she is very healthy!!! I have no idea of the parents...but I suspect cv. Ruthie is one (because of the yellow) and perhaps E. coronaria? Anyone else have ideas out there? The first bloom was a deeper warmer yellow, and this bloom has more green in it.Thumb of 2012-10-30/AlohaHoya/ff7a7c

Thumb of 2012-10-30/AlohaHoya/df273e

I haven't found any fragrance...will wait a few days and go sniff at night.

Kalani is Ed Gildings' Hawaiian name (middle name) and it means HEAVEN. Ed gifted me with his hybrids and other hoyas when he left for Australia...
Leap. The net will appear.
Dee2
Oct 30, 2012 3:25 PM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
How about obtusifolia? Didn't find that one growing too. Maybe he and ruthie got busy!

Dee
AlohaHoya
Oct 30, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Perhaps E. obtusifoloides which was called Apple Green....
Leap. The net will appear.
Dee2
Oct 30, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
True
Imagemitzi
Oct 31, 2012 3:55 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
Carol,

This flower is so special, I love the yellow colour!
AlohaHoya
Oct 31, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Thanks, Mitzi!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 8, 2012 8:24 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
Carol,

I asked in another thread but I think you did'nt read it.

You said that eriostemmas are very difficult to bloom, is it for everybody or you meant for you?

I alwyas thought eriostemmas are an easy going, easy to bloom also.
AlohaHoya
Nov 8, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Thanks for the reminder, Mitzi. I answered you but ended it with an 'ICON' from below which seems to erase all of the post.

Eriostemmas are very easy to grow under the following conditions: full sun, heat, something to climb, they aren't moved, air circulation. These conditions are hard to have indoors. Some of the cultivars, like Ruthie, are less fussy...and I know of an indoor blooming of H. cv. Optimistic.
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 9, 2012 3:46 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
Too bad Carol, I have some of the factors above, let me see, heat and air circulation, nothing else! LOL, so I probably won't see any flowers on mine. I have ciliata and it is growing like weed, but now I know I shouldn't expect any flowers.

When I research about any hoyas I found so many contradictory informations, yesterday I was researching hoya curtisii, people say she likes to grow dry, others say the opposite, full sun, no sun, after reading a lot of things I got much more confused then I was before! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
AlohaHoya
Nov 9, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yes...information does get conflicted. I got my information on H. curtisii from David Liddle...and from experience. I think it is a matter of experience. A person who says "grow it dry" might be a person who over waters everything!!! and so 'dry' takes on a whole new concept for them. I know my conditions are different from 'indoor' growing. The person I trust for Indoor growing is Christina Karlsson in Sweden....they have lots of luck blooming and growing hoyas!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 10, 2012 5:04 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
But Christina doesn't give tips or her site! I'll have to ask her, and her growing condition is different from mine, there is very cold, here is very hot, she uses growing lights I don't, but of course we can share information.
AlohaHoya
Nov 10, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
You are very right about the weather being different...but growing plants indoors would be the same, no?
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 13, 2012 3:46 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
I think so, except that I don't use the same resources like lamps, humidifier, fan, etc.
AlohaHoya
Nov 13, 2012 11:01 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
One thing you might do....research the hoyas that can live happily in low light. For humidity you can put them on trays of rocks with water added to evaporate. You should also think about using PURE water for them (not city water) because tropicals do NOT like chemicals. You might look into the carnosas, the pubicalyxes...others found growing in N. India and N. China....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 14, 2012 4:17 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
In my experience pubicalyxes are the best in terms of growing indoors.

Carol, I read all articles available regarding hoyas, at least all available in the internet.

Information is confusing and contradictory, anyway, I'll check again to see which are more suitable to my growing conditions.

Thanks a lot for the tips and help!
AlohaHoya
Nov 14, 2012 11:18 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
You have air conditioning too, no?

I knew a woman who grew the most beautiful H. polyneura in her large closet in Arizona! It was cool, darkish with indirect high light. The list "Temperature Tolerances" will give you a start on the hoyas that will take low temps....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 21, 2012 5:45 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
Carol,

I don't have air conditioning in my apartment, in the summer time it is very hot, I mean really hot!

All I have are fans.....
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AlohaHoya
Nov 21, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Update: Here is that same umbel yesterday, Nov. 20.Thumb of 2012-11-21/AlohaHoya/ad06d2
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Nov 22, 2012 4:03 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
How long is is lasting Carol?
AlohaHoya
Nov 22, 2012 10:22 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
It opened on October 29.... 25 days to today. -
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