Plant ID forum: Can someone identify this Hoya?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 29, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Unusual color, I think. I love it.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 2:38 PM CST
Hey Hetty ... that sure is a pretty Hoya bloom! Can you upload a picture of the leaves?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 29, 2011 3:12 PM CST
leaves are on the side in the picture, do you need a close-up?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 3:31 PM CST
I grow a few Hoya's but I don't know a lot about them, just that a lot of them look alike. I thought maybe if there were a better photo of the leaves someone might recognize it. I bet one of the Hoya pro's on the Hooked on Hoya cubit: http://cubits.org/Hoya/ would be able to give you an ID.

It reminds me of Hoya pubicalyx.

H. pubicalyx Red Button: http://www.myhoyas.com/pubicalyx-RB.htm

H. pubicalyx Royal Hawaiian Purple: http://www.myhoyas.com/pubicalyx-RHP.htm

but I am soooo not good at identifying Hoya's!
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Sep 29, 2011 3:51 PM CST
I agree I'm thinking Royal Hawaiian Purple.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 29, 2011 4:44 PM CST
It looks like it, but my leaves are pale green, no spots.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 5:05 PM CST
Does it get a lot of sun?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 29, 2011 6:01 PM CST
Quite a bit yes.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 6:10 PM CST
That could be the reason for the pale leaves.
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threegardeners
Sep 29, 2011 6:13 PM CST
I don't know Lin. It's been my experience that H. pubicalyx leaves get a beautious reddish colour when exposed to sun.
Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
Sep 29, 2011 6:16 PM CST
Is the sap white or clear?

It could be HSI 037 which looks like a pubicalyx. Leaves can have no specks or lots of them, depending on the clone....
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 29, 2011 6:19 PM CST
Carol I was hoping you'd chime in. I'll have to go check the sap tomorrow.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Sep 29, 2011 6:19 PM CST
I think it's H. pubicalyx "pink silver"
http://cubits.org/Hoya/db/hoyadatabase/image/5873/
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Sep 29, 2011 6:19 PM CST
Thank you Carol!

I've been combing he database over at HOH looking for this!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 6:26 PM CST
Lee Anne: I'm not sure which Hoya that is in Hetty's photo. The blooms look like pubicalyx but I can't see the tops of the leaves clearly in the photo. The sun here in Florida is so intense (especially in SW Florida where Hetty lives) that I thought maybe the leaves had paled from the hot sun. When my H. pubicalyx RHP first rooted and grew, it had a couple of dark reddish-purple leaves ... then I hung it in my screened pool area which gets hot afternoon sun all day and it ended up losing the pretty coloration.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Sep 29, 2011 6:27 PM CST
ahhh...did you see carol's post above us?

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 6:29 PM CST
hee hee ... I'm a little slow. Looks like y'all may have figured this one out!

Hey there Carol ... great to see you! I love your new Avatar photo, who's the little cutie with you, a granddaughter?
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Oct 12, 2011 11:52 PM CST
Hey, yes that's Isabella, age 6 almost 7.

I think that over the years of the cultivation of H. pubicalyx cultivars and H. carnosa cultivars, it is neigh impossible to afix a proper ID. The cultivars have been around for SOOOoooo many years and folks finding seed pods, growing them out and sharing with their friends, it is impossible to be 100% sure of anything. Colors and flecks on leaves are so influenced by nutrition, soil makeup etc.... it's "a crap shoot"!!!! I am to the point where I agree with the pros...it's a H. pubicalyx. Full stop. Whistling
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