Identification forum: Please help ID this Hoya....

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Imagegplainshoya
Aug 6, 2012 12:19 PM CST
Name: laurah
Zone 6 Midwest
Got this whizzing thru Home Depot while running errands. It was $10.98 but they sold it to me for $6 because I complained the soil was mildewed/ fungussed---white layer on soil..eeww.
At first I though it was h. nummularoides. Now I am not so sure. Damn HD...they don't label their plants. From Costa Farms. Tried calling them...very rude...how dare someone ask what their plant is! Some of the younger leaves are pubescent (fuzzy) and elliptical...some mature leaves, on same stem, are rounder and not fuzzy...almost shiny.

Thank you in advance if you have a clue.

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Thank you in advance, I tip my hat to you.

"gplainshoya"
laurah aka \"gplainshoya\"
Imagethreegardeners
Aug 6, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
DS-70?
plumania
Aug 6, 2012 1:22 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
I have H. nummularoides and younger leaves are fuzzy but many older leaves are not. I think,older the leaf,less fuzz it has. Leaves do get reddish tint when exposed to sun. Old leaves are hard in texture, matt finish,though it has some shiny ones too.
I am no expert but yours does look like nummularoides.
Imagegplainshoya
Aug 6, 2012 1:45 PM CST
Name: laurah
Zone 6 Midwest
@ 3 gardeners: Not Ds-70, which i have. DS-70 has flatter leaves, which remain pubescent.

@ Plumania: that was my 1st guess. i just have never seen mature leaves like this...but seeing you have it makes a definite possibility....

laurah aka \"gplainshoya\"
AlohaHoya
Aug 6, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I go with Alka....until it blooms....
Leap. The net will appear.
plumania
Aug 6, 2012 2:41 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Here is mine, but Carol is right.
Thumb of 2012-08-06/plumania/acdadf
Thumb of 2012-08-06/plumania/4e1d88
Imagegplainshoya
Aug 6, 2012 3:11 PM CST
Name: laurah
Zone 6 Midwest
You are right Carol. It does have small peduncles...so knowing this species, it shold not take long...if it is a nummularoides. ....but after being in a crappy HD environs, no light, dry, cool....no plant is gonna bloom. I sprayed it with Bayer Rose& Flower insect killer and put it in the warmth outside under my 70% shade cloth. I'll treat the soil mildew in the morning with BATS all in one so it doesn't stay saturated all night, exacerbating the problem.
laurah aka \"gplainshoya\"
Susan727
Aug 6, 2012 4:33 PM CST
It is nummulariodes. But I got a large one from Exotic Angel earlier this year (found at Lowe's).
AlohaHoya
Aug 6, 2012 5:02 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
My experience is that soggy wet soil is the death knell for this hoya....

We're still in summer...so with some good bloom fert, warmth and light you will probably have blooms this year...

Nice find!!!
Leap. The net will appear.

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