This homely hoya plant blooms beautifully and often. Hoya anulata IML 1120 has got to be one of my homeliest hoya plants in all of my collection but it holds it’s own by blooming constantly throughout the year. Although this plant did not start out as a long and leggy hanging basket plant, it has become one indeed. Usually when a hoya plant puts out a long shooting vine, it will push out blooms from the nodes and then follow with leaves. Not this one…it does not have time to deal with leaves and I cannot imagine it will ever have the energy to produce greenery when it extends all it’s energy into many many peduncles of flowers.
Hoya anulata IML 1120 was collected in Papa New Guinea hanging from a tree beside a creek. This is according to David Liddle’s Master List of 2006, I believe that year to be correct, or very close. My earlier photos of this plant depict a larger leaf with some variegation in them but since has only produced a medium sized leaf. I am sure that is due to environment but cannot be sure of which factor or maybe all factors. I love this plant and have had it for many years. I haven’t had the heart to cut it up and start a new plant but I may just do that since then I will be able to share with more collectors. Keep an eye out for this being added to inventory as a plant…not a cutting. I am sure you not be disappointed with this easy to care for hoya that thrives on neglect.