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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Apr 18, 2017 6:51 PM CST
Here's a few of what's been blooming here.
Hoya cv. 'Rebecca'
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Hoya dolichosparte
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Hoya cv. 'Kicki ' an almost perfect sphere.

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Hoya incrassata Moonshadow
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dirtdorphins
Apr 18, 2017 7:21 PM CST
Hurray!
cool, a Hoya forum and some nice blooms Thumbs up
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Apr 19, 2017 9:56 AM CST
@mjsponies - wow - Hoya cv. 'Kicki ' sphere is outstanding. That will probably be my next choice, when I'm ready to go shopping for Hoya.
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LizzieBeth
Apr 19, 2017 11:35 PM CST
I don't have any spring blooms yet, but I do have some new spring foliage that is very colorful! The first pic is my Hoya Australis "Lisa" from Susan in Florida. The new growth is burgundy. There's 2 new vines growing but one of them is too small to see clearly. And the second pic is my Hoya kentiana variegated from MJSPonies; all the new foliage has the prettiest color pink.
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 20, 2017 6:13 AM CST
Lizzie foliage is great too ! Many Hoya's have such interesting patterns and textures to their foliage. Even seeds pods can be colorful !
So we won't limit this to blooms !

Hoya royal Flush seed pods
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 22, 2017 5:38 PM CST
H Imperalis var Rauchii hands down one of my favorites ! Usually takes a break from blooming from Dec to around the middle to late May. That's when we are the coolest here and the greenhouse gets down to the upper 50's at night.
Getting an early start this year !

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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Apr 23, 2017 6:37 PM CST
@mjsponies
WOW Hurray! Thank You!
for sharing that picture. Made my day !
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 23, 2017 8:29 PM CST
Aww Thank You @katesflowers ! Hopefully some others will join in with their blooms too !
@plantladylin where are you ??
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Apr 24, 2017 7:16 AM CST
Oh my goodness, I love those big, beautiful blooms of H. imperalis! I had H. imperialis back in 2006 and it grew really big but I never got to see flowers and then I lost it to a winter freeze in 2010.

I currently have no Hoya blooms to share; I'm a bad plant mama and I know they'd grace me with blooms if I'd just feed them once in awhile. The only Hoyas I currently have are H. australis which usually blooms in November and December for me but it skipped this year; possibly due to our move and it's location change. It's in the atrium area and not getting as much light as it has in the past so I think I need to look around to find a better spot for it. I have a Hoya obovata out in that same area which usually blooms in May so maybe I'll be seeing something from it next month. I also have a large Hoya pubicalyx that hasn't bloomed in a long while, also probably due to lower light conditions.

I got a Hoya (Hoya macgillivrayi) in 2010 or 2011 and it was one of my favorites but I thought it either died or was inadvertently given away when I was downsizing a couple of years ago and gave a bunch of plants to neighbors. When we moved last year, we brought two truckloads of plants and they all got unloaded and placed out on the perimeter of the property beneath the trees. After we got settled, I was moving plants around and found a pot with a Hoya but I can't recognize which one it is by just the leaves. I'm kinda hoping it's the macgillivrayi but I really have no clue until it blooms ... it may just be wistful thinking wanting it to be the mac but I'm keeping my fingers crossed Crossing Fingers! and hoping. I have a couple of small pots of Hoyas out there in the mix and I don't remember which they are ... need to go through my folders and see if I can figure any of them out but blooms will tell for sure.

My Hoya 'Ruthie' that I got from you @mjsponies is doing well and I did fertilize it a few weeks ago but I really do need to give it another shot of bloom booster soon.
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I have a tiny Hoya hueschkeliana that does blooms quite often; it sits on the kitchen counter in front of a south facing window and seems happy. This bloom photo is from three weeks ago:
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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Apr 24, 2017 3:54 PM CST
I water once a week, fertilize once a month with 10-10-10. Speaking of fertilizing hoya, all mine got a dose of Epsom salts [1 teaspoon/gallon]. This particular plant is always indoors, and about 9 foot, hit the ceiling and wound its way back down again. Question - how often do I fertilize with ES? I just did this once.
Hoya not blooming like it usually does.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Apr 24, 2017 5:59 PM CST
Very nice, Kathy, great growing! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 1, 2017 6:44 PM CST
Hoya neoebudica with it's pretty Tangerine sherbet blooms. In hot summer months they will be a deeper color with less pink in them.

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Hoya latifolia right on time, always starts end of April with heaviest bloom towards the end of May, then sporadically thru the rest of summer.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 15, 2017 5:47 PM CST
I spotted blooms on Hoya obovata today:
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 21, 2017 5:28 AM CST
Looks great Lin ! I see peduncles budding up now also. H. obovata should be going strong now till early fall.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 23, 2017 12:10 PM CST
Just patiently waiting for Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen', maybe once our heat wave moves out, it will be ready to show its blooms:

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 24, 2017 4:45 AM CST
Looks good ! Do you grow it outside year round ? This is a pretty tough Hoya.

A few more blooming here.
Hoya finlaysonii 'Ripple Leaf'
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Hoya rigida
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Hoya fusco marginata . The sun coming thru the roof of the shadehouse gave it a weird color. You can see the giant leaves of Hoya pentaphlebia in the background.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 24, 2017 9:41 AM CST
Yes, I grow my Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen' outdoors year round, always in that shady spot. But I do take note of our weather forecast in winter, if there is any chance we will hit 20F's I bring it inside my growcamp to be protected from the extreme cold. Last winter was not too bad, it rained more often so we went down at some point to the low 30F's.

I do wish it will try to make more peduncles, it only has one and that is where it does its re-blooms!

Love all your blooms mj! Lovey dubby
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 25, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Thank You @tarev
I've had good luck with a product called ReCharge on some stubborn ones. It might just need to get a little more root bound too.
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 25, 2017 5:49 AM CST
Not sure if I like the buds or the bloom better on Hoya obscura sp.81079 !

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 25, 2017 9:45 AM CST
Hoya shooting star getting ready to land once more, just a few more days Big Grin

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