Plant ID forum→Identify my hoya 'splash'

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MrsPlantaholic
Apr 16, 2021 3:00 AM CST
Hi everyone,

I started to collect plants early this year and I bought a hoya 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately there was no specific name on it. Can you please help me identify my hoya? I know for sure it's not hoya publicalix splash because I have one. The avarage leaves size are between 2-3 inch (5 - 8 cm) and the longest I have was 4.5 inch.

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Thank you 😊

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

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plantladylin
Apr 16, 2021 5:59 AM CST
Hi MrsPlantaholic, Welcome! to the site!

Your little Hoya is so pretty but if the plant was not labeled, without blooms it's impossible to know the exact species. Plants (including those in the genus Hoya) can be slightly to more variable in shape and size and some having leaves with few, to very heavy gray-silver splashes and/or splotches. So, until your plant blooms it will be impossible to know which one you have. Those leaves sure are pretty and the blooms will be gorgeous too ... and possibly fragrant! Lovey dubby

A lady who had a Hoya nursery in Hawaii years ago told me that just like children in the same family, plants have their own personalities within the genus and none of them look exactly alike. Hoya's, like H. carnosa, H. pubicalyx, H. acuta, H. pottsii etc., have been around so long and seedlings grown out by collectors around the world. I think your plant is likely in one of those species but blooms will tell for certain!



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MrsPlantaholic
Apr 17, 2021 12:51 AM CST
Hi Lin,

Thank your for your reply looks like you are a hoya lover Hurray!

I will ask again when it bloom! Maybe in a few year Grin

I also enjoy this hoya the way it is.

Grettings from Germany,
Christine

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

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 17, 2021 7:45 AM CST
Christine, your photo only shows the leaves of your plant and depending on the actual size of the plant, you may be surprised and have blooms sooner than you think! Give it warmth, bright light and during the warm months of the year, lightly fertilize. For my Hoyas, I use a water soluble orchid bloom booster (11-35-15) fertilizer at half strength of the recommended amount listed on the package. I dissolve it in a pail of water and feed once a month during the warm months of the year.

Looking more closely at your photo, the leaves remind me of a Hoya lacunosa that I used to grow. It has extremely fragrant blooms!


I hope you will keep us posted with photos and updates on how your plant is doing and in case you are interested, we have a specific Forum just for Hoyas where those of us who grow these plants enjoy chatting and sharing our photos. Here's the link to our Hoya Forum: https://garden.org/forums/view... At the top right on that page you can select :Watch this forum and whenever you log on, that forum will appear on your home page.
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Iochroma
Apr 19, 2021 3:21 AM CST
I'm an old Hoya nut, but I don't recognize this one.
There is a more active Hoya forum over at what used to be gardenweb, now Houzz:
https://www.houzz.com/discussi...
You will probably get an ID there.
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Iochroma
Apr 22, 2021 3:11 PM CST
I did a bit more looking and it might be H. gracilis which is apparently the same or close to H. memoria.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 22, 2021 3:29 PM CST
Hoya (Hoya gracilis) and Wax Plant (Hoya memoria) do have similar looking foliage too but blooms will be the determining factor in an exact ID.

Hopefully MrsPlantaholic will post additional photos when her lovely plant blooms.
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