This hoya has been with me for about one year now. I acquired it from Thailand as a small plant and fell in love with the sweet teardrop shaped leaves that were spotted as if snow had just begun to fall on them. It filled out the 4 inch pot very quickly in the Florida sun but soon most of the spot faded due to the intense light. As I unpacked it after moving to a cooler darker place the plant went downhill fast…do not know why. Usually when this happens I assume it is not happy from the roots to the stems so I took cuttings and made a new pot. My thoughts are that a hoya grows much faster and stronger if it develops its root system in the environment that it will be spending its time. Sometimes this holds true and other time it seems to mean nothing.
With it’s new roots and now new grow and the first bloom…Hoya ‘Eskimo’, a mutant from H. khoniana, is doing great and is on it’s way to filling out the 4 inch pink pot that I chose for it. You can notice the ‘flaws’ that occur in nature…especially the first time a hoya decides to push out flowers. The open blooms smell of lilacs!