This hoya is one of the toughest I grow despite the tiny thin delicate looking stems. It is not difficult to root and takes off growing when given an abundance of water and bright light. The leaves begin as a rust color with tiny little hairs on the new growth and then turn to a deep green but still fuzzy. As the bald vines mature they put our flowers at each node long before the leaves are allowed to fill in. I love the look of this cupped bloom that shows off it’s many shades of pink on each flower. If you are lucky it will treat you to a double bloom at the nodes but not too often for me. Now if it would stop spending its energy on blooming and give me some leaves so I am able to share with collectors…I would make many people who have this one on their Wish List happy.
Hoya patella continues to put on a show for me
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