Tiny Flower Day at SRQHOyas on the 20th of December 2013

These hoyas were blooming at SRQHoyas on this day one year ago. The three reds are all very tiny but have a powerful scent to attract the pollinators and humans too!  Though they all appear very similar the foliage on the plants are nothing alike which you can see by clicking on the photos which will show you additional photos of the flowers and plant themselves.  Hoya diptera hass a nondescript leaf in that it is a light green and very smooth.  I did not detect a scent on its buttery flowers.  All of these hoyas are easy to grow and bloom easy and often!

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!

Hoya diptera IML 0261

Hoya diptera IML 0261

Hoya memoria IML 0107

Hoya memoria IML 0107

Hoya pallilimba IML 1691

Hoya pallilimba IML 1691

Hoya panchoi IML 0249

Hoya panchoi IML 0249

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