Hoya megalaster Shows Off in 2014… Just a Bit

There’s no other way to explain Hoya megalaster SRQ 3079 except that it is a ‘Show Off’ in every sense of the phrase.  This one blooms over and over, so much that it has no energy to put into new growth to fill out the plant.  The umbrel puffs up quickly and I swear I can see the flowers grow before my eyes! If only they had a big bold fragrance to even out the big bold rubber like red flowers.

Hoya megalaster was blooming on January 8th of 2014 in my previous home in Sarasota, FL.  I would like to compare to the plant this year but I have since removed the active peduncles hoping the plant would no have the energy to push out new growth at the nodes.  I feel confident that she will also form new peduncles at the new nodes!

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 megalaster Shows Off

Hoya megalaster SRQ 3079

Hoya megalaster Shows Off

Hoya megalaster SRQ 3079

Hoya megalaster Shows Off

Hoya megalaster SRQ 3079

 

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