Hoya carnosa differences?

abendwolke(9 FL)July 7, 2009

I am wondering, I have one H. carnosa for a long long time, and got a second one as bonus cutting in a trade.

Comparing the two, the blooms on the young plant are larger and the leaves are a lighter green.

Both are H. carnosa? or am I missing something?

here is a picture, the old plant's flower is on the left (it is almost done blooming) while the front flower is from the young plant:

and here is a picture of the foliage (don't mind the upper two leaves with the white edging, those are from a third Hoya):


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I think they're just two different clones of carnosa. The one with darker leaves reminds me of a clone I have that was taken from a very old carnosa owned by my step-grandmother many years ago. The lighter colored one reminds me of the all green cuttings I take from my 'Krimson Princess', after they've gotten more sun. There are several clones of carnosa, and even more cultivars and sports, I'm sure.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   July 7, 2009 at 8:17PM
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abendwolke(9 FL)

Thanks Denise, that makes sense. the dark leaved plant's mother plant is at least 48 yrs old (I am THAT old?... can't be )

so I will label them as 'antique' and 'newbie' LOL

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 8:19AM
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Evelyn I think I owe you a cutting of Nummularoides (sp). If you still want it send me an email with your address.


    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 11:14AM
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abendwolke(9 FL)

Laura, I'll send you an email via GW.

here is my young, and small, Hoya collection, you see, I got bitten BAD by the Hoya bug :)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 6:28PM
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OMG! Can I come live on your porch??!!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 10:42PM
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abendwolke(9 FL)

johanna, it does have it pros AND cons to live in FL ;)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 10:54PM
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abendwolke(9 FL)

Laura, I did send you a message via GW, did you get it? (I don't trust it that much)

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 2:17PM
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