February Flowers

mdahms1979February 18, 2013

I finally made the time to take a few photos. Unfortunately the Hoyas were mostly either just finishing flowering or in bud. Hoya kanykumariana has been blooming all winter, so had Hoya buotii and praetorii.

This is Hoya sp 25 from Thailand. This Hoya's flowers are very hard to photograph. The blooms were dropping like flies as I tried to photograph them. This is a great grower and it develops many long (4") thin peduncles.

There have been lots of orchids in flower so I thought I would share the ones I photographed today.

Bulbophyllum falcatum from Africa, with it's strange pea pod shaped flower rachis lined with little flowers that rock back and forth to trap pollinators.

Bulbophyllum elassonotum is from Vietnam. It has wonderful flower spikes that look like crooked orange fingers.

More to come as they begin to bloom. Please feel free to add your flower photos as well.

Mike

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cpawl(8)

Thanks for taking the time to share you photos with us Mike.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 11:19PM
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mdahms1979

Thanks Cindy. I am thrilled to report that very soon my plants will have a room all of their own, soon to be brightly lit using sun tunnel skylights for optimum growth.
My house hunting has finally payed off. Perhaps now I will have time to take more photos. Well after all the legal/banking aspects are finished. It has be fun but very stressful at times.

Mike

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:42AM
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mayyan

Mike I hope you don't mind I am adding some first time blooming of mine.

Hoya hellwigiana IML 1101


Hoya sp. Kalimantan IML 1168

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:17AM
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mdahms1979

Very nice. The deep colouring on those Hoya sp Kalamantan flowers is stunning.

Please everyone feel free to post your photos to this thread. It's so cold and wintery here right now that seeing some nice photos will help me ignore the snow!

Mike

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 1:40PM
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cpawl(8)

Mike congratulations on your new home.I bet your hoyas are going to love there new room.I can hardly wait until I can get my new green house built.

Mayyan love the Hoya hellwigiana IML 1101 flowers.I hope one day to have this hoya in my collection.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 4:07PM
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cpawl(8)

Ok not a flower yet but I am still super excited that the buds on mulifloria are still growing.I so want to see these flowers.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 6:49PM
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moonwolf_gw

Congrats on the flowers, everyone! It's flowerless here at my place. I only see some new growth on a select few of my Hoyas, but that does raise one's hopes ;-).

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 11:58AM
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inger-l(4)

Bella is the only one blooming here now...I really should set up some lights for my hoyas. How they survive the lack of light during winter is a mystery to me

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:06PM
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cpawl(8)

my lacunosa large leaf IML 1813 has started to open her flowers this afternoon.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:05PM
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cpawl(8)

Side view

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:07PM
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restoner(6B-7A)

Wow, that Bella is so pretty -- jewel like.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 12:34AM
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cpawl(8)

Side by side photo of Giant and a EA lacunosa.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 1:37PM
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Aggie2(10a)

Cpawl,
your large leaf (and bloom) lacunosa looks great!
Congrats! Can I ask where you got it? It looks like lacunosas bloom constantly here, so I want them all :)!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 7:11PM
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mdahms1979

Cindy don't you just love that Hoya sp aff lacunosa Giant. My plant has been blooming on and off all winter and putting out lots of new peduncles on the new growth. At least I notice the flowers on this one which is something I often miss on the regular lacunosa.

Mike

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 12:57PM
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cpawl(8)

Mike I also like this one a lot.I find the fragrance to be so much stronger than my EA ones.As soon as the lights go out the whole fills with its aroma.
Aggie I got this as a cutting as part of a group order from DL.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 8:18PM
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Klea(4b)

Beautiful flowers!

And such a delicate color on the hellwigiana IML 1101 - love it!! :) It matches perfectly with the blush on the leaves.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 11:56PM
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