I received a small cutting of this plant in September 2012 from Singapore. Once I started using K-lite and MSU, it started growing pretty nicely....but I started questioning if it's in fact Hoya Lasiantha. What does it look like to you? Hoya Lasiantha?
Its hard to say for sure but My opinion is no. I have this one and its cousin and they grow different and the leaves look a bit different.Carol is right if its lasiantha then it will bloom very soon.My cutting started to grow peduncles while I was rooting it.This hoya flowers very easy.
Thank you Carol and Cindy. My opinion is 'No' as well. For some reason, it doesn't look like H. Lasiantha to me. I looked at many other photos of this plant online...and I don't see any similarities. Plus, it's growing so tall and thin....what should I do now? Can I bend around the metal hoop (that I need to make for it) it like other Hoya plants?
Doug, saying the truth, that's what I am thinking. I went on your website yesterday and noticed your Hoya coriacea on one of the videos, and thought to myself that's what my H. Lasiantha look like. I will go to HomeDepot or Lowes today for that metal wire to make a hoop for this plant, to make some kind of support for it....it goes up and up...and it's so thin... Thanks ...
Thanks Doug. Hopefully it will bloom this summer.....I can't wait. This is my first spring and summer growing hoyas....so, I am excited as it is. Another thing I was going to mention to you, I really love your Hoya IML 557. I could not find it anywhere, so if you will have any cuttings available, I would like to purchase one from you, if you don't mind.
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Here are some leaf photos of H. coriacea: note the bases and the apex. The margins (edges of the leaf) are recurved (they curve inwards towards the back of the leaf just slightly). At the base of the leaf H. coriacea has that small little 'sinus' (I think it is called) which I don't notice on many other leaves....). The apex is very narrow and curves downward.
Yes, the plant has the same similarities ....I have the same 'fuzzy' dot on a leaf by the stem, and the apex is very narrow...my leaves are not as curved (margins) but maybe because these are very young leaves...and they will curve more as they age.
It's just not what I ordered...Plus, when I ordered this plant on ebay.com, the location of the seller was specified as Maryland, so I figured it's 'domestic'....once the plant was shipped to me, it had Singapore tracking #. I contacted the seller and he/she said that it was a mistake on their part.