Hoyas forum→My collection. Have no idea what their names are though...

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Name: MardieJane
Rockledge and Riverview Florid (Zone 9b)
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Mardiejane
Oct 24, 2019 7:11 PM CST
I joined this website a couple of days ago when I was trying to figure out why I can't find hoyas anymore... lots of insight here and it's nice to see people loving plants ...
I used to have hundreds of plants but that was twenty years ago. The only ones that survived ,y abuse were hoyas and a couple of banana leaf ficus that are determined not to die on me.
Just starting to collect more on purpose. Not sure of the new ones will be as determined....
Anyway, I'm going to post pictures from the oldest plants (nearly a decade old) to the very newest. I have no identification for any of them.
(The first bloom is actually happening from a cutting in a small jar from one of the older plants, the second bloom is from the second plant shown. The third plant shown had fragrant blooms when I bought it that were almost white pink and many more tiny flowers compared to those shown here which neither has a fragrance.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Oct 24, 2019 7:33 PM CST
#1 could be Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea'...#5 is Hoya curtisii
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 24, 2019 7:33 PM CST
You've got a very nice Hoya collection going there! Lovey dubby I'll make some guesses as to identities.

#1 is interesting, my first thought was Hoya (Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea') but I see variegation on some of your leaves and I've never seen a variegated 'Chelsea'. Krimson Queen Hoya (Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor') has white margins too. Perhaps someone has crossed the two? Shrug!

#2 could be a variety of Hoya (Hoya pubicalyx) or Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
#3 I think is Hoya (Hoya nummularioides)

#4 Looks like Hoya (Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea')
#5 is Hoya (Hoya curtisii)

#6 reminds me of Wax Plant (Hoya 'DS-70')
#7 A variety of Hoya pubicalyx, here are out database listings: https://garden.org/plants/sear...

#8 A variety of Hoya carnosa, with those white margins, possibly Krimson Queen Hoya (Hoya carnosa 'Tricolor')
#9 Either a variety of H. carnosa or variety of H. pubicalyx

#10 ?? Need to see more leaves and open blooms

Hopefully others will be along soon with suggestions.
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Name: MardieJane
Rockledge and Riverview Florid (Zone 9b)
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Mardiejane
Oct 24, 2019 7:54 PM CST
Gina1960 said:#1 could be Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea'...#5 is Hoya curtisii

Has anyone here posted a picture of the bloom this might get? It seems fragile compared to the others. I've only had that one about a year. I've just moved to over a bit on the porch to see if it will get more light and maybe bloom.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 24, 2019 8:20 PM CST
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Name: MardieJane
Rockledge and Riverview Florid (Zone 9b)
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Mardiejane
Oct 24, 2019 8:30 PM CST
Oh thank you, I'll know what to look for. Most of my plants will flower at any old time of year, except when it actually does get chilly here. But they dont seem to mind too much as long as I dont let them get overly dry. This particular variety is hard to water. The leaves seem to over lap quite a bit. Does that mean it likes to be drier than others? Seems like it wouldn't get a lot of feeding in the wild either with the leaves so dense...
The third one down, has been in a plastic pot for years. It doesn't seem happy. It's never bloomed again after all the blooms it had when I bought it from a farmers market. But ot casecades so I had it hanging for a time till it got too heavy...
The fourth one is just...different than the rest. It has very thick, woody stems almost gnarly. Very stubborn. It can't be trained it just points willy nilly in all directions, I think I thought it was a kerri when I first got it. I was just looking for the heart shape which it has when the leaves are new, but quickly looses that shape and gets dimpled and almost bowl shaped.
I'll look up all the names you gave and see if the explanations fit what I know of them. The very last picture is the bloom from the second one that's kind of on a trellis of sorts.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 24, 2019 8:33 PM CST
Hoya curtisii is is another one I never could keep alive. Hopefully someone that grows it successfully will be along to offer advice.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 25, 2019 5:52 AM CST
Mine just likes heat and humidity. I plucked some off my main GH plant and put them in my terrarium and they are basically growing as epiphytes in and on top of the bark layer. The one in the container in the GH wants to attach to anything...cocofiber matting, the wall....
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Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Adriennevs
Oct 25, 2019 9:00 PM CST
#4 looks just like my two Chelseas. Mine are also very thick and woody and go wherever they want. I have them in different conditions and they act the same.
#5 looks like curtisii. I also have a hard time knowing when this plant needs to be watered, how much, is any water getting through, etc. I fret about this plant the most of my hoyas. It makes a total mess when I do water it because the leaves shoot the water off in every direction. I have it in probably the sunniest spot of all my hoyas and I'm not sure if that's the best spot for it or not. I originally had a Chelsea there and the newer growth got a bit reddish so I swapped them. I did read recently, and maybe the others can verify if this is true, that curtisii has an extremely shallow root system and is best in a wide but shallow pot, possibly watered from the bottom due to its carpet-like habit being very dense. I'm going to try this method with some of my cuttings once they're ready before I commit my actual plant.
#6 reminds me of my ds-70, like Lin said. I just find this plant delightful.
#7 reminds me of a pubicalyx too, as Lin said.
They're all beautiful!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 26, 2019 6:08 AM CST
I saw a DS-70 at Lowes yesterday when I was getting Osmocote for the winter food supply for the greenhouse. It was the only hoya they had
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Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Adriennevs
Oct 26, 2019 9:23 AM CST
DS-70 is the only EA Hoya I've seen in my area in the past few weeks. I was really hoping EA would get some more varieties in circulation. I love my DS-70, but I don't want a duplicate. In fact, I had one and I gave it to my sister.
Name: MardieJane
Rockledge and Riverview Florid (Zone 9b)
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Mardiejane
Oct 29, 2019 11:32 AM CST
So Lukas has the third one in my picture at the top. They are actually in bloom even. But I already have one. They also had large baskets of what I think is number 7 above so I bought one just because the one above is so small. I'm posting a picture. Also that had little ones of these so I got it just because I don't have one.
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Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Adriennevs
Oct 30, 2019 12:06 PM CST
My sister is going to be driving to Vero beach for vacation specifically so she can stop along the way and look for hoyas and maybe a couple of other rare finds? Where is Lukas? Do you recommend any other places?

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