Hoya nicholsonii blooms in a Perfectly Round Ball of Gold

This hoya is thought to be in the Hoya pottsii family and it vary well might be.  The plant is gorgeous and colorful even when not in bloom since my leaves have turned red and remain that way for a few years.  It has bloomed for me shortly after adding it to my collection but I forgot how stunningly unique the umbrel was until this morning.  After spotting the round ball of gold behind many plants I decided to untangle the vines and bring it down to the pool to take some photos.  Although the photos failed to capture the exact hue of the flowers, I was happy with the result as well as depicting just how round and perfect nature can be!

3 inches in diameter

3 inches in diameter

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Almost completely round

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Leaves are quite spectacular too!

 

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