Hoya talk forum: January Blooms

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ImageVineMaster
Jan 6, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Name: Jimmy
Raleigh NC
I got Hoya alagensis from epiphytica to bloom!I have it in my bedroom under a led light.It came with a peduncle that has been dried up and dormat for almost a year,but for some reason...decided to grow!It may have something to do with me switching out to organic nutes and adding bennifical bacteria and mycorrhizae to the potting medium.It has a scent similar to H.buotii...floral and spicey,but much more powerful at night.It permeated the whole bedroon when I left the door shut one evening!The flowers are not that yellow,but that could be due to the led light it is growing under.Thumb of 2014-01-06/VineMaster/d1d581
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ImageJulieK
Jan 7, 2014 2:17 PM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
UK
its gorgeous!!!

Does it grow a little like buotii? do you mind me asking what sort of temperature you are growing it at?
(its on my hit list for 2014 Big Grin )

ImageVineMaster
Jan 7, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Name: Jimmy
Raleigh NC
Hi!It grows slower then buotii,but i have buotii in an east window and it never stops growing! Alagensis has been inside under led lights for almost a year with temps around 70 to 75.It was growing good when i first got it,but stopped when I replanted it in a corser mix and larger pot.Once adjusted it started to put out a few new leaves then the peduncle became active.Im moving it outside this summer to see how it does.In winter my humidity is around 25 to 55 percent depending how much the heater runs and the hoyas dont seem to mind.I do have a large humidifer running and mist the plants about 3 times a week.My alagensis seems to grow in spurts.Here is a pic of the new growth before i replanted it...it became rootbound in the small pot pretty quickly!Thumb of 2014-01-07/VineMaster/3ffc50
ImageJulieK
Jan 9, 2014 8:48 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
UK
Thanks for the great info Jimmy, much appreciated! I tip my hat to you.
ImageHoyaLover
Jan 10, 2014 1:54 AM CST
Name: Aaralynn H.
San Francisco, CA
They look beautiful Jimmy ... hopefully some day I'll have those in my collection ... :)
ImageHoyaDoug
Jan 10, 2014 3:25 PM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Well, its been quite a long time since I've posted , but I'm determined to pop in here more regularly this year. Jimmy, I love your Hoya alagensis; it's definitely a real winner! Here is a photo I took a couple of days ago of H. cv. kamuki, which is a cross between H. macgillivrayi and H. archboldiana.

Thumb of 2014-01-10/HoyaDoug/4492f1

Doug
ImageVineMaster
Jan 10, 2014 4:06 PM CST
Name: Jimmy
Raleigh NC
Wow! Nice Doug!Are you growing that in a greenhouse inside?Im tempted to get that one, but I,m not sure if it will flurish in my apt.It prob likes humidity 70% and up?Keep up the posts here...it's been like a ghost town recently...lol
ImageHoyaLover
Jan 10, 2014 10:37 PM CST
Name: Aaralynn H.
San Francisco, CA
I think every member of this forum grows beautiful hoyas. I'm a newbie and none of mine has flowered yet... they were very much small cuttings .. hopefully one day they will give me beautiful flowers as well.. I guess I just have to keep praying that I won't kill any of them ... I killed everything I had even a cactus :( but so far I haven't kill any hoya yet ...
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Alchemist9
Jan 11, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
I still can't seem to get anything to bloom for me but want to share some seedling I started. These are from a seed pod that appeared on an Australis Kapoho I got from Carol last year. Thumb of 2014-01-11/Alchemist9/4bf285
ImageHoyaDoug
Jan 11, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Jimmy, that plant is growing essentially in an indoor greenhouse. It is in a 4X8 grow tent that is one of three that I have set up in my basement. The humidity does run really high in there, especially at night. I've had good luck blooming macgillivrayi and the like outside in the regular house, without the high humidity, in the past, by using lights and giving the plant consistant 12-14 hour days.

Aaralynn, I guarentee that if you give your Hoyas a little time, they will reward you with plenty of blooms. Almost as exciting for me as the blooms will be getting new cuttings to root and start throwing out lots of fresh new growth.

Coralee, very healthy looking seedlings!

Doug





ImageVineMaster
Jan 12, 2014 12:06 PM CST
Name: Jimmy
Raleigh NC
Thanks doug!Nice seedlings Coralee...I have always wanted to grow hoya from seed!Maybe this year something will pollinate one of the flowers.
ImageHoyaLover
Jan 13, 2014 12:23 PM CST
Name: Aaralynn H.
San Francisco, CA
Hi Doug;
Yes, I have to give them time .. I keep hoping they will give me some flowers.. sometimes in the future :) Love all of the pictures of hoyas you posted on your site ...

Coralee;
Those two little Australis Kapoho plants look very healthy .. love the leaves ...
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Imagemjsponies
Jan 13, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Jimmy and Doug Awesome !!! Blooms.....

Got a surprise moving plants around in the greenhouse....Hoya linearis popped out a bloom..and has a lizard incognito in the foliage

Thumb of 2014-01-13/mjsponies/b1a974 Thumb of 2014-01-13/mjsponies/3b985b

Hoya multiflora
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Not alot of Hoya's blooming but I'm surrounded by Orchids so I'll show some of them also !

Thumb of 2014-01-13/mjsponies/458478 Thumb of 2014-01-13/mjsponies/511921


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ImageVineMaster
Jan 13, 2014 8:26 PM CST
Name: Jimmy
Raleigh NC
Nice flowers MJ!Never bought an orchid,but the flowers are pretty cool.That anole looks right at home in linearis ...should keep the flies at bay!lol
AlohaHoya
Jan 13, 2014 10:45 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Great blooms! Doug, it's wonderful to see you back!!!! Look forward to seeing all your lovely Hoyas.
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageHoyaDoug
Jan 14, 2014 9:40 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Thank you Carol. It is good to be back!

MJ, just beautiful blooms, and I really love the lizard in the linearis!

Doug
AlohaHoya
Jan 16, 2014 12:10 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
H. dennisii....Thumb of 2014-01-16/AlohaHoya/66b942

H. sp. Poring Hot Springs.... almost always has flowers!!!
Thumb of 2014-01-16/AlohaHoya/2a406d
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageVineMaster
Jan 16, 2014 4:16 PM CST
Name: Jimmy
Raleigh NC
Love the H. dennisii Carol! I ordered this one from epiphytica last fall and have it inside under my led light.It's been slowly putting out new leaves!Does yours grow fast or slow?This one like to dry out between waterings right??
Imagemjsponies
Jan 16, 2014 6:54 PM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
H. dennisii Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
AlohaHoya
Jan 18, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yes, Jimmy....and it likes to grow drier in the winter (short days) like the H. pottsii group.
Leap. The net will appear.

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