The largest of the many Hoya lacunosa clones that I grow is ‘Tove’ which measures in about twice the size of Hoya lacunosa ‘Langkawi Island’, the smallest. The leaves and stems are thick and succulent and will easily rot if treated the same as the rest of the hoya lacunosas. Give this one about half the moisture and ignore it and you will be rewarded with a full beautiful hanging plant! The scent of the blooming plant is divinely sweet and clean at the same time. This one is a must for the beginning collector.
Hoya lacunosa ‘Tove’ the largest of the clan was blooming on this date last year…2014.
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!