Winter did not Stop these Hoyas from Blooming

Last year in the midst of the Holidays…even winter did not stop these blooms from brightening up the space!  I had moved them into the garage greenhouse a couple of months prior and by now they had adjusted to the regimented daylight hours and darkness.  If I recall correctly daytime began around 8am and night fall was just before 9pm.  The temperatures inside were always above 70°F during the day and rarely fell below 60°F during the night.

I posted the photo of Hoya ‘Jennifer’ when she bloomed for the first time.  Although she did not have a full or complete unbrel, I found it quite whimsical and unique.  Even the ‘four’ is evident the first time. After the initial attempt she filled out quite nicely as seen on my website product page.

Hoya elliptica Clone B seemed to be always in bloom and rarely did it put out much growth.  This may be a goof thing to some but I like to grow full lush plants.  Either way it is beautiful since the leaves themselves remind me on turtle backs seen here under Additional Images tab.

I hope to touch on the others in a future blog.

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!

Winter did not stop Blooming

Hoya ‘Jennifer’ SRQ 3170

 

Winter did not stop Blooming

Hoya elliptica SRQ 3155

Hoya sp. KPS SRQ 3168

Hoya sp. KPS SRQ 3168

Winter did not stop Blooming

Hoya sp. 97005 SRQ 3044

Winter did not stop Blooming

Hoya callistophylla SRQ 3212

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