Houseplants forum: Curly Lipstick??

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Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
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Cocobid
Jun 17, 2014 10:15 AM CST
Ok I have had these plants since I was a youngster.. but to my surprise we now have one that is blooming?
I think this is the name Aeschynanthus Radicans?
Extremely beautiful blooms...
What is it?
Thank You Karen Green Grin!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2014 10:41 AM CST
Karen, that beautiful bloom belongs to a Wax Plant (Hoya):

Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa 'Hindu Rope')
Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle Kurl')

The curly Lipstick Plant with twisty foliage is one of these Aeschynanthus radicans:

Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus 'Rasta')
Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans 'Twister')
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Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
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Cocobid
Jun 17, 2014 11:38 AM CST
Thank You !!!! I had no idea.. The blooms are just stunning!! So all this time I've had Hoya!!!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2014 2:13 PM CST
Karen,

Smell the flowers in the evening/night time ... some Hoya blooms are very fragrant! Although some say the carnosa bloom is fragrant, I have a couple of Hoya carnosa plants but my nose has never detected fragrance. I should get my husband to smell them though because I've had night blooming orchid cactus in the past that are very fragrant and I only detect a slight scent on those while others say they are extremely fragrant!
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Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
Plays in the sandbox Plumerias Aroids Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cocobid
Jun 17, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Will do!! The bloom is just stunning. I'm a macros photographer ... This is eye candy Lovey dubby
Will do out after dark & take some night shots!!

Plantomaniac08
Jun 18, 2014 1:30 PM CST
You should look up the different species of Hoya, there are so many different shapes/sizes/colors of flowers, it's overwhelming! A good overwhelming though. nodding

I can't remember the species, but there is one stated to smell like chocolate. Now who doesn't like chocolate? Mmm!

Planto
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Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
Plays in the sandbox Plumerias Aroids Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cocobid
Jun 18, 2014 3:33 PM CST
Me things she must find herself more Hoyas nodding
Any suggestions? Really like these little guys Hurray!

Plantomaniac08
Jun 18, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Some are more difficult than others. You have what's referred to as 'Hindu Rope,' which is a cultivar of Hoya carnosa. There are other cultivars of Hoya carnosa (all easy IMO) including 'Krimson Princess,' 'Krimson Queen,' and the plain ol' Hoya carnosa (all green leaf variety, non-curly). As to which others are easy, I think there's one called 'DS-70' and Hoya bella. Beyond H. bella and H. carnosa, I don't know enough about Hoyas to say which other species are easy.

Planto
Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
Plays in the sandbox Plumerias Aroids Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cocobid
Jun 18, 2014 5:36 PM CST
Will check out after dinner... Thank You!

Plantomaniac08
Jun 18, 2014 5:40 PM CST
Welcome! Let us know what you end up buying. I want to see pictures! nodding

Planto
Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
Plays in the sandbox Plumerias Aroids Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cocobid
Jun 18, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Ok dinner is over and now i'm drooling..Hoya!!!
I wonder if any ATP members would have any cuttings or small plants for sale.
What area would that be in...?? Seems the way I stored this past winner they really like!!

Plantomaniac08
Jun 18, 2014 8:45 PM CST
I am not sure about trading/purchasing. You could try checking the plant database (type in Hoya and look through the various species/cultivars) and see which members have the plant listed on their list and if it's available for trade/postage. I know Lowes has them from time to time.

Planto

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