Final Hoya Flowers of 2013 @ SRQHoyas

The year had just abut come to a close and these are the final hoya flowers of 2013.  The days were only getting longer but also getting chillier when these were blooming and thriving inside under artificial lighting.  Hoya ‘Mathilde’ is a hardy cultivar whose parents are Hoya carnosa x Hoya serpens.  One unique characteristic of this one is that the peduncles proceed to drop after the flowers are finished entertaining.  Most peduncles are spared and continue to push out flowers for many cycles.  Have no fear though because she seems to produce spurs at many many nodes and that number increases with age.

I just love the color combination of Hoya fuscomarginata. The yellow and light shade of purple is complimentary and only nature would choose to display these so closely together with such success.

Hoya macrophylla ‘Splash’ is a gorgeous leafed hoya and even though the flowers show beauty, they are fairly small and insignificant when in bloom.

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!

Final Hoya Flowers of 2013

Hoya ‘Mathilde’ SRQ 3075

Final Flowers of 2013

Hoya fuscomarginata SRQ 3078

Final Flowers of 2013

Hoya macrophylla ‘Splash SRQ 3221

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