Monthly Archives: September 2015

Focus on Hoya sp. EPC 694

As a rule, hoyas love to grow wildly and bloom and there are many that I end up taking for granted because it is the normal here at SRQHoyas.  Hoya sp. EPC 694 is one of these plants that I have learned to love as well as neglect.  When it arrived from overseas, it was healthy, hydrated and in great condition even thought the root system was sparse.  After potting it into a 2.5″ tiny pot filled with a mix of sphagnum peat moss and perlite, I placed it into a medium lighting situation and provided a good amount of humidity each morning.

This hoya has grown into vibrant full plant that wraps around a bamboo hoop structure many many times with ease and support from clips.  The first blooms appeared in January of 2015 and even though the umbel was sparse, it was unique and pretty. For the past 8 months, this hoya has turned into one that has the energy to push out not only one full umbel of flowers but upwards of five at one time.  The scent is a mix of wintergreen and sweet rose.  I plan to move this plant to a lower light position in hopes of growing the leaves a darker green but hoping the flowers will continue to show their colors.

Hoya sp. EPC 694 - Many Blooms

Hoya sp. EPC 694 – Many Blooms

Wintergreen Scented Blooms

Wintergreen Scented Blooms

Very Beautiful Flowers on a Full Vine of SRQ 3285

Very Beautiful Flowers on a Full Vine of SRQ 3285

 

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