March blooms

greentoe357March 1, 2014

Do people do this here? Or was that in "Houseplants"? Anyway, I guess they do now. :-) Post pics of your March blooms!

Here's my Hoya brevialata showing winter the finger. (Snow AGAIN tomorrow/Monday and never over 40 in the next 10 days. Grrrr!)

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greentoe357

Three weeks later.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:19PM
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greentoe357

5 days later, flowers are opening all at once.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:21PM
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greentoe357

Same day, flowers fully open.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:23PM
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greentoe357

And the back view, with fuzzy corolla lobes deeply recurved.

This is the first time this hoya has bloomed, so I am pretty excited, as I am sure you can tell by the number of pics I've posted. :-)

This is an EA one that was pouting for a while in the fall after repot. The story is here if anyone's interested: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hoya/msg090019167294.html.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:42PM
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vermonthoyas

Very nice photos of brevialata Greentoe! There is nothing like those first blooms from a plant! That is the thrill that keeps me plugging along in this hobby!

Doug

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 7:21AM
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Maimai93

Hi,
Thanks for these marvellous photos.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 1:38PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi GT,

Really great shots, I love how fuzzy like fur the last one looks.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 10:59PM
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denise_gw(5)

Nice macro shots! Brevialata has sweet little blooms - delicate, pretty, fuzzy...

I find it interesting how some Hoyas start to shoot out lots of new growth, while others start budding up. Seems few do both. Yesterday was a watering & examination day, and I noticed buds just starting to form on pubicalyx 'Bright One', micrantha, fischeriana, fungii & callistrophylla. Will be doing more of the same in the next few days and watching those closely. Thank goodness the plants don't seem to know that winter is still in full rage! Sunday, it was a high of 3, yesterday wasn't much better. It's supposed to moderate in the next few days, but I am just SICK of it this year!

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 9:18AM
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teisa(6)

Wow GT that is stunning shots! That is why I fell in love with Hoyas. It amazes me that something that beautiful comes from the tiny stem that it starts from. It is amazing to watch isn't it? Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 10:12PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

LOVE the pictures!! They're all great, my favorite is the last pic. Very cool! Congrats!!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 2:23PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Not blooms yet...but my Hoya aff. parasitica 'Lao 2' has appx. 6 peduncles with buds in varying sizes...this one is the largest one...

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 2:38PM
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greentoe357

Wow, PugLvr, these are very cool-looking. You must have caught them at a very transient time - I do not see anything similar when I google it. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 3:02PM
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vermonthoyas

Really nice photo PugLvr! The buds are so fresh and Spring like. Gives us Northerners hope that this hard winter will begin to fade soon.

Doug

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 6:47AM
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vermonthoyas

Here is a photo of Hoya waymaniae, which is blooming for the third time overall and the second time on this foot long peduncle.

Doug

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 2:47PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks greentoe and Doug!!

Love your waymaniae, I love this one...when you take the picture just at the right angle the blooms can look like horse's teeth,lol...Congrats! I'm hoping mine will bloom this Spring or summer...

Here's one from a year or two ago that reminds me of horse's teeth...

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 4:28PM
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vermonthoyas

Thanks Pug! I think waymaniae is worth growing just for the leaves alone as it gets such beautiful color and patterns. It looks completely unlike any other Hoya. I have heard about the flowers looking like horse teeth before, and I'm going to have to take people's word for it, as I have never looked into the mouth of a horse:)

Doug

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 7:02AM
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greedygh0st

Yes! We do do this here. :)

I really enjoyed your brevialata photos. I haven't gotten to see these blooms in person yet, but I've always liked the look of them. They look just like fuzzy slippers from above.

My plants have been blooming up a storm lately, which is good because I was starting to think they'd decided to punish me for cutting down on the time I spent with them.

There was one plant that I was especially excited about, with the cutest little microscopic yellow flowers, in umbels of 3-4 flowers. They smelled really sweet and it was a new bloomer to me. I haven't gotten around to pulling out the flat and figuring out the name of the plant yet, tho. Next time it blooms I'll take pictures. When I started, I thought big flowers were the best, but it turns out I like the smallest ones best - they're like a little secret between you and the plant.

Pug, that Lao 2 photo is amazing. Mine has formed buds a couple of times now, but they always seem to abort on me.

Doug, I'm really jealous you are blooming waymaniae. I like orange blooms the best!!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 5:58PM
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sunnysa(8)

The pics are all so precise and gorgeous. I really enjoyed seeing all the different angles and varieties.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 12:14PM
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greentoe357

> I really enjoyed your brevialata photos.

Thanks, GG and everyone else.

I did not bloom from cuttings, mine was bought as an established plant. But it bloomed relatively easily for me under lights. Since I posted, four more peduncles grew! And on that same peduncle, another set of buds was visible just 4 days after the blooms fell off. It would be nice to have a plant almost constantly in bloom. I thought they were like unicorns - existing only in stories people pass around. :-)

> My plants have been blooming up a storm lately

PIC-TURES! PIC-TURES! (everybody!) PIC-TURES!

>, which is good because I was starting to think they'd decided to punish me for cutting down on the time I spent with them.

Maybe they did! Sometimes plants flower when stressed. And you know how they say hoyas thrive on neglect? Well, yours are thriving!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 2:10PM
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greedygh0st

Haha. Maybe some of them are enjoying my neglect. ;)

Those that don't like to dry out didn't like it so much, though, so I need to sweeten them up with chocolate and flowers or⦠seaweed and fish?

I'll take some pictures tonight. ^_^

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 2:24PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks sunnysa and Greedghost! Nice to see you!!

GG, looking forward to pictures from you...you always take some awesome pictures :o)

Here's a few more to add...

Pubicalyx 'rhp'

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:27PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

more 'rhp'

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:28PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Pubicalyx 'pink silver'

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:29PM
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greedygh0st

Ooo. If I were a , that RHP is what I'd want in my bouquet! Even the leaves look like blood-stained daggers.

This post was edited by greedyghost on Wed, Mar 19, 14 at 16:39

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:38PM
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greentoe357

Great Pubicalyx, PugLvr! I love how the blooms can't decide what color they want to be.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 5:01PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Lol GG...I just love your very cool and appropriate descriptions :o) You definitely have the knack and talent for it...

Thanks GT...for whatever reason my 'rhp' seems to have several of these two tone buds, I think its pretty neat too!

This post was edited by puglvr1 on Fri, Mar 21, 14 at 9:56

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 9:55AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

One of the 'lao 2' buds opened and it smells really wonderful!!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 11:18AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Couple more buds...

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 11:20AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Australis 'lisa'

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 11:21AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Beautiful beyond words everybody, just amazing pix, thanks for all your posting efforts!

PG, who only has Euph miliis blooming right now.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 1:12PM
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teisa(6)

Yes I agree that those are all wonderful pictures everyone! I Really love the RHP! Wow that is my favorite color! Can't wait for mine to bloom!

I'm like PG all I have blooming is COT!

....sigh maybe later this spring....

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 10:14PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks PG and Teisa,

Here's one of the 2 tone 'rhp' buds that opened up...

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 3:19PM
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amberlynn1986

hi guys! it has brightened my spirits some seeing the beautiful blooms on here... i may not give up on hoyas just quite yet... ;)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 12:09PM
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greedygh0st

Glad you might not give up, Amber. :) Nice to see you around again.

I think everyone should keep a passion project that's just for them. Can be hard, but it's how we restore ourselves.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 3:08PM
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