Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Marcy...your H. salweenica. This has always been a bone of contention with CMB and you can find a discussion of her feelings about it and what I learned from David Liddle on the Aloha Hoya cubit The Rest of the Story..... it is a very reluctant bloomer...
So...you now believe H. salweenica to actually be carnosa ssp. carnosa? I guess I have yet another tag to change. Think I will write "AKA salweenica" on it just so I know. Guess I know what the bloom is going to look like now. Ha.
Thanks for the info.
Nice flowers everyone.I do not have any hoyas with flowers but buotii is growing a done of peduncles and this is the first for her. So very excited to see flowers.Lasiantha also has a few peduncles with buds forming.
Marcy, your H. salweenica looks just like my carnosa ssp. carnosa which I received as such about 2 years ago in a trade. It is a pretty nice size plant now, grows really well, not a problem with it. I was just waiting for blooms, but now I guess I will be lucky to see it bloom. What kind of conditions do you have yours in, maybe I need to give mine a change.
Christina I have a cumingiana that I purchased last year and it was labeled 'pink' Hasn't bloomed yet so I wonder if it will look like yours. Can't wait, hopefully next spring.
Waiting for buds on a few of my plants to open, hoping they don't blast.
Dee--as you can see the bleached out leaves...I have moved it this summer to a spot that got some sun. The morning East sun hit it until about 11 or so. I guess that was one of the factors that is resulting in blooms. I found another peduncle on the other side too.
Christina & MJ--lovely blooms you have going on too. I love cumingiana's smell. I think it smells like cloves and citrus. Some people hate it and think it smells like tar or something. Ha. Either smells are registered different in people or the plants smell different in other places. Just LOVE the way you captured the nectar just about to drip on those flowers.
And of course who doesn't just love those lacunosa blooms. I took mine in the house when it was blooming so I could smell it more often, but it can be very messy when blooming a bunch like that, huh. Ah well...everything has a price.
My H lacunosas now do much better with a lot more moisture...had a devil of a job keeping it going dry, being more damp suits it here.
H buotii is really lovely when it flowers....nice large scented flowers
I have a shepherds hook right outside the porch door plus a big Crepe Myrtle tree. When ever it rains I hang the hoya's that are inside on there and let them get a good drenching, other wise i I set them in a tray, water till it runs thru then let them sit for a few minutes. Then hang back up. Our porch can get rather "warm" so they dry out pretty quick. As we cool down I back off on the water, and then only try to water during the warmest part of the day.