Houseplants forum: Got the hoyas today!

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Name: seaecho
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seaecho
Aug 7, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Royal Hawaiian Purple and Pink Silver arrived today. The Royal Hawaiian is on the left. Wow, they look great! They have the long stalks coming off them. I know they're too young to bloom, but will the first blooms be on these stalks? Also threw in a pic of the "Florida Beauty" Dracaena I got yesterday. I'm so happy with all of them!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2015 4:11 PM CST
seaecho: Hurray! Very nice and healthy looking plants! I don't know if you will see blooms on your hoyas this year but I think it might be possible to see them bloom next summer. Watch the stems for little growths; I've heard them referred to as "bloom spurs" but the proper term is peduncle. I've heard some refer to it as looking like a little microphone or a spur and that is where the flower umbels will emerge. When plants are young, the peduncle may be quite small; they grow larger as the plant matures.

These are old photos of a couple of my hoyas where I annotated the parts:

Hoya carnosa .......................................... Hoya merillii
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Hoya pubicalyx ..................................... Hoya pubicalyx
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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Aug 8, 2015 10:58 PM CST
I would be thrilled if they would bloom next year! I've only had one hoya bloom for me so far. Thank you!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 9, 2015 8:52 PM CST
I agree Those are nice healthy plants. Drooling Thanks Lin, for the pictures and explanation. I wonder if I haven't mistakenly cut mine off in the past. I remember the stems were long and leafless, but they did have a growth on them that didn't look normal to me. Oh well, at least now I have an idea why I haven't seen blooms. Whistling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Aug 14, 2015 9:29 AM CST
I love your new additions saecho! Lovey dubby

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