My computer crashed last month and I lost thousands of photo's as well as my Hoya excel file with detailed information on all of my plants (Do you think I will learn to do back-up's once in awhile)? Anyway, I received this Hoya from a DG trade in summer 2008, and it was labeled H. merrillii. It sure looks a lot like a picture Carol posted of H. pottsii so I'm wondering if it's actually pottsii and not merrillii? I'm thinking I had H. pottsii from another trade a few years ago but don't remember for sure. My ole' brain sure ain't what it used to be!
This plant hasn't bloomed yet but I thought someone might recognize the foliage. The foliage was solid green until I placed it in a sunny location. I love the red color's it gets when subjected to a lot of sunlight! I need to research both to see if I can find pic's of blooms and maybe when mine decides to grace me with flowers I will be able to identify it for certain. I looked at the pic's in DG Plant Files where I had uploaded a picture to merrillii and it looks like the other photo's posted there as well as other merrillii pic's I found when googling, but I guess so many of them look alike and it may take blooms to be certain. Just thought I'd see what y'all think.
I hope I can get it to bloom this summer and maybe with flowers I will be able to get a correct ID.
Carol: tjadamanguensis (what a mouthfull!) is a new one to me so I had to google it ... didn't find any pic's of foliage ... but WOW, I came across your Flickr photostream ... GORGEOUS photo's of your Hoya's! I didn't have a chance to get past the first few pages but oh my goodness, they are really beautiful!
... might get me in big trouble (since I'm talking of downsizing) but I plan on going back to look at the rest of your photo's later tonight!