IML 1722 is the best Hoya rubida to grow for year round beauty. The flowers are a soft red with a hint of purple and the leaves begin a fire red if growing in high light. The dramatic appearance continues over and over throughout the year when the plant is not putting out stiff vines will fill in nicely with leaves. This plant is more tree like and less vining than most other hoyas. The flowers opened on January 3, 2013 makers it the second bloom of the past year!
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!