hoya compacta peduncle info?
I'd like to know what a peduncle looks like when it's just starting to grow, and where do the peduncles start? I searched through the forums and found one person that mentioned some red growth on their plant, but I guess the posts were too old because the pictures didn't show up anymore. I've also seen lots of pictures of the flowers, but nothing that shows what to look for ahead of time. Do peduncles grow from the base of the leaf pairs, on the stems between the leaf pairs, or at the tip of new growth (or tips that have been cut back)? I have a hanging basket with about 15 plants in it and there are 2 plants that have the red knobby looking growths starting at the tips, and another reddish growth starting up high at the base of a pair of leaves. Also, there are some sort of dry looking little bumps sticking out of the stems down low near the ends, between the last few sets of leaves. I'd be happy to send pictures to anyone who wants to see them. Sorry I don't know all the technical terms but I'm new at this. I had a compacta before for many years (1 single vine that grew 6-8 feet long), but I didn't know anything about it and it apparently didn't like it when I moved. The poor thing started withering right in the middle of that long vine and it eventually died. I bought this nice full hanging basket last summer at HD (from Exotic Angel). I just moved it back into my living room after Christmas, right in front of a south window, and it's very happy here. There's been some new growth, shoots and leaves along with the wierd red "lumps" so I started looking for more information and found this forum. I didn't even know these plants would bloom until I came here. OK, I admit it, I'm totally obsessed. I'm so hoping to see blooms on mine, so any information would be appreciated!