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Oct 5, 2010 8:58 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
With the cooler night temps I am getting all kinds of blooms on the carnosa familyh...and many of the cooler climate plants.....

Anyone else????
Leap. The net will appear.
Oct 6, 2010 12:14 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Always happens to me here. First rains here since March yesterday and last night...YAYYYY!!!. Love the sound of those Gargling Gargoyles pouring water off my roofs finally. Everything washed down and clean again
This time of year, a lot of my Hoyas start to grow and flower and continue till Spring....Early summer is always quiet.
My carnosas have been blooming nearly all year here, as have my publicalyxs
Oct 6, 2010 8:06 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I was getting a lot of budding and blooms outside but they all blasted when I brought them inside. It's still cool (haven't turned the furnace on yet) but I think the difference in humidity is the culprit.
Oct 6, 2010 11:49 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Our temp's have begun to cool a bit, low 80's daytime and low to mid 60's at night with much lower humidity. We are entering our dry season and I have nothing blooming yet but look forward to seeing australis blooms in the not too distance future, it always blooms for me in winter. I have a couple of carnosa's but they've never bloomed.

I had a list on my computer of warm weather bloomers, cold weather bloomers, likes sun, likes bright shade etc. but when my laptop crashed a few months ago I lost everything I had stored on that hard drive, (thousands of photos, plant lists with dates rec'd, where/who they came from etc.) Grumbling I keep saying I am going to sit down one day and begin anew, but keep forgetting to get around to it. At least I now remember to do a backup every few days or so!

Oct 9, 2010 7:56 PM CST
Name: Regina James
Royal Palm Beach, Fl.
Several of my carnosa's are bloomings right now,long with praetorii and diversifolia. The obscura, dolichosporthe, pentaphelbia, fitchii and obovata are all budding up. Hoping to see some buds and blooms on the australis this fall...
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
- Chinese proverb

Oct 12, 2010 6:28 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT

What can you tell me about H. carnosa ssp. carnosa. I got this cutting from you in May of 2007. After numerous ups and downs, it finally has bloomed for me. It is not like any other carnosa that I have. The smell of the blossom is intoxicatingly sweet and fills the entire room. The leaves are very narrow and is not as vigorous in its growth for me as most carnosas. I really love the plant!

Oct 12, 2010 11:19 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Doug... I explain the story here It is definitely a wonderful hoya and a VERY reluctant bloomer...likes it cool. With the weather changes, I should be seeing more of it!!!!

Glad you like it, Doug. Hurray!
Leap. The net will appear.
Oct 12, 2010 12:20 PM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Thanks for the link Carol! I had no idea there was any controversy around this plant. I'm just glad I finally gave this little Hoya a chance by repotting it and giving it a more advantageous place to do its thing.

Oct 26, 2020 12:22 PM CST
Hi can anyone suggest some appropriate flower plants to install on my shingle roof in Encinitas area?

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