I received Hoya EPC 600 as a small plant in the spring of 2014 and now that it has bloomed I am wondering…Is Hoya EPC 600 also Hoya IML 1508? It grew fast and furious and needed little or no time to acclimate to it’s new environment. At one point, a vine shot up towards the ceiling and luckily stopped short of the T5 lights which might have burned the tip. Then after I lent some support for the rogue vine…the leaves begun to fill out the nodes and peduncles formed at more than one.
I continued to check on the peduncle that was puffing up to open and one morning before I made my way to check on it I got a whiff of the perfume way before I got near the plant. It is the familiar lilac-like scent I experience with other species. The blooms also seemed familiar so I decided to check in on Hoya sp. Ko Chang Island IML 1508 to see if this one is also going to present flowers in the near future. Low and behold it was, and also on many peduncles as the Hoya sp. EPC 600. A theory I have is that the same species of hoya will bloom simultaneously around the world and may be a factor used in identifying these plants. I have been documenting this on my Bloom Calendar since 2013 and am finding interesting results but still no conclusions.
Since I am no botanist and do not qualify to conclude similarities from these plants…I have posted them for you to compare!