H. bella, H. chinghungensis, and H. engleriana Photograph

vermonthoyasJuly 3, 2014

For anyone who might be interested, here is a single photo I took over the weekend showing the differences between the blooms. Hoya bella on the left, Hoya chinghungensis in the center, and Hoya engleriana on the right.

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susancarol(7)

Very informative and a keeper post.

They are close but definite difference.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 7:12PM
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greedygh0st

How cool! Love the photograph and I really needed a smile just now.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 12:20AM
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denise_gw(5)

Very pretty. I haven't grown bella in years - it would bloom for me, and I do love the flowers, but it attracted mealies like no other species. I do grow engleriana, but it hasn't bloomed for me yet - it's something to look forward to. Now chinghungensis... I'd never seen that one. Looked it up and it's going right on my wish list. Can you post a photo of the whole plant?

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 10:25AM
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vermonthoyas

GG, I'm glad the picture made you smile:) Denise, here is a photo from this morning of H. chinghungensis.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 6:38AM
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vermonthoyas

Here is a photo from the underside - the best way to appreciate what is going on. The plant grows just like bella, but does not seem to flower as often. Never let it dry out, and it should not give you any problems.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 6:41AM
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rennfl

Doug,

You just ruined my iPad, as I drooled all over it! Absolutely spectacular!

Renee

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 9:19AM
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vermonthoyas

LOL, Thanks Renee! I got one 8 inch cutting from Thailand 28 months ago and cut it into three pieces. What you see is the result.

Doug

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 9:43AM
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greentoe357

Wow, Doug, eventually, I might stop being blown away by your plants, maybe - but that day has yet to come!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 11:09AM
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denise_gw(5)

Wow, that is so impressive! I went straight over to Joni's site to see if I could get it, but it's on her "retired" list. =(

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 11:55AM
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vermonthoyas

Thank you Greentoe! Believe me I have a lot of bad looking plants too. I just don't show them in public:)

Denise, I sent you an email.

Doug

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 1:40PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Wow Doug!! What a spectacular sight, just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing :o)

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 7:01AM
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vermonthoyas

Thanks Pug!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 11:36AM
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fragrantgardener01

Thanks for posting. Beautiful pictures. Does H. chinhungensis have a fragrance? If so, is it a strong, nice fragrance?

Thanks!
FG

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 11:09AM
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vermonthoyas

FG, I used to think that H. bella, H. chinghungensis, and H. engleriana had no real scent, but I only found out this year that is completely not the case. When you have a large number of blooms and a humid environment, all of these plants have a wonderful lilac like scent. I could clearly smell them from a number of feet away.

Doug

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 1:08PM
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fragrantgardener01

Wow, thanks! Any suggestion as to which one of the three is more fragrant?

FG

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 10:07PM
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vermonthoyas

I would say that I would have to go with Bella, as it is by far the easiest of the three to grow.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 6:28AM
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greentoe357

So, let's see... The easiest to grow, AND most fragrant AND the biggest flowers. DING-DING-DING we have a winner!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 1:50PM
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