4 Hoyas were Blooming in Florida last year at this time

These hoyas were showing me their colors last year at this time. Although it was many miles away I believe location does not matter when it comes to species in bloom. Hoya bicknelli is a willing bloomer soon after your plant is established.  Hoya flavida was not an early bloomer for me but well worth the wait.  Hoya macrophylla flowers are pretty but you will not be disappointed if this one never blooms since the leaves are colorful as well.  Unfortunately I have lost my Hoya sp. Komarini River since it’s blooming spurt.  It would be worth replacing if I can find a willing collector to cut their plant?

I have been collecting and recording information daily on which hoyas are in bloom for quite some time now and would like to compare facts about when each species is in bloom. Are the same hoyas in bloom all over the world at the same time? Go to my Bloom Calendar to see which hoyas were in bloom on a specific date at SRQHoyas.  Your comments may help me draw conclusions as to what triggers a hoya to bloom and what factors may contribute to when they bloom.  To date I have not been able to suggest with confidence as to how to make a hoya plant bloom. Is it related to fertilizer?…light intensity?…temperature?…maturity?…humidity?…air movement?…geographic location?  If you have any information, opinions, concerns or comments on anything you are learning about the ‘Bloom Times’ of hoyas…please feel free to add a comment to this blog, email me through the website or post on Facebook!

Blooming hoya December 15

Hoya bicknelli IML 1597

Blooming Hoya December

Hoya flavida IML 0423

Hoya macrophylla varigated IML 1622

Hoya macrophylla varigated IML 1622

Hoya sp. Komarindi River IML 0950

Hoya sp. Komarindi River IML 0950

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