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
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.
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.) 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!
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
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!
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.