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JulietsGarden
May 2, 2020 8:19 AM CST
Hi there!
I bought two days ago my first hoya plant. I didn't receive a tone of help in the nursery shop so I couldn't ask which specific type this hoya is.
I know it's not perfect but it's in good shape and I have it isolated to see if it has any pests.
I noticed when I came home that it has a few splashes in the leaves which it looks so beautiful and I'm so happy.
I wanted to know if anybody can tell me the type of this hoya. I looked on Google and it's similar to a Carnosa and also to a lacunosa but maybe the Lacunosa have longer leaves.
I'm attaching some photos I took today.
Thanks!

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 2, 2020 10:37 AM CST
Hoya lacunosa has leaves only about an inch long.
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JulietsGarden
May 2, 2020 11:14 AM CST
DaisyI said:Hoya lacunosa has leaves only about an inch long.


Thanks! I guess this one is a carnosa splash. But it doesn't have a crazy amount of spots.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 2, 2020 11:17 AM CST
Probably Hoya carnosa without the 'splash'.

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 2, 2020 11:25 AM CST
I agree, Hoya carnosa which has variable leaves that can be solid green, or green with variable silver flecks. Blooms may be white or pink.





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JulietsGarden
May 2, 2020 11:28 AM CST
plantladylin said:I agree, Hoya carnosa which has variable leaves that can be solid green, or green with variable silver flecks. Blooms may be white or pink.







Thank you! I really like that it has the silver flecks. Hopefully one day it will bloom. The flowers are so beautiful.
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plantladylin
May 2, 2020 11:45 AM CST
Just be aware that the silver flecks may not always remain. I've had them (as well as the variegated Hoya carnosa Krimson Queen and Krimson Princess) revert to solid green.

Your plant seems to be a decent size so you may see blooms before long. I fertilize mine during the growing season with a very weak solution of bloom booster orchid fertilizer (one with a high middle number), I mix it with water and use it every two to three weeks during the summer. Look for blooming to take place during the warmer months of the year; watch for little growths (bloom spurs called peduncles) that resemble tiny microphones and don't ever prune them or you will lose future blooms:
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JulietsGarden
May 2, 2020 11:52 AM CST
plantladylin said:Just be aware that the silver flecks may not always remain. I've had them (as well as the variegated Hoya carnosa Krimson Queen and Krimson Princess) revert to solid green.

Your plant seems to be a decent size so you may see blooms before long. I fertilize mine during the growing season with a very weak solution of bloom booster orchid fertilizer (one with a high middle number), I mix it with water and use it every two to three weeks during the summer. Look for blooming to take place during the warmer months of the year; watch for little growths (bloom spurs called peduncles) that resemble tiny microphones and don't ever prune them or you will lose future blooms:


Do you know what caused the flecks to go away? I put my plant close to a window that has light always all day but not direct sunlight.
I looked for peduncles but I haven't been able to see any. In a few month it will be summer in here and it gets pretty hot. If it doesn't bloom this year maybe next year it will.

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