Hello...my name is Patrick and I'm a "hoyaholic"...to borrow a phrase from David. Today I received a shipment of hoyas from Epiphytica. What's amazing to me is the Jack shipped the hoyas on Monday, and I received them Friday at 9 a.m...the fastest transit ever for me. These plants are NOT the smallish "starter" hoyas that I usually get from overseas..these hoyas are a good foot long, or longer, not counting the roots. Also, as David told me, the EMS charge is about half of what other Thai vendors charge..and a much faster delivery!! I ordered 12 plants, as we're limited to 13 without an import permit...one of the ones I wanted was out of stock. The plants are awesome..a bit of wilt on a couple of leaves on two of the thin-leafed hoyas...otherwise, they're all in great conditon.
While on the subject of my hoya addiction...I ordered a VERY neat hoya from CBFM in June...H. carnosa 'Holliana'...I am so impressed with this plant; and I ordered a second one last week, along with a variegated H. kentiana...CBFM sent me 3 free hoyas for this order, including a 3rd 'Holliana'...these pots are filled with 6 or 7 plants each. The 'Holliana' is like carnosa KQ, but the leaves are less than 1/4 of the size, and the leaves are roundish, AND the leaves are very undulating...wavy, similar to H. endauensis or H. kanyakumariana..but, a tad more undulated. This plant has quickly become one of my most "treasured" hoyas. I love all of my hoyas, but only a few are "sentimental" favourites...my 40+ year old H. glabra, a few hoyas from a dear friend, and now the 'Holliana'. The picture on Ebay of this plant doesn't do the plant justice..it's much nicer than the picture indicates. Just a note to other addicts..you'll love this one, and it's so reasonably priced, too. Fondly, Patrick