Does Larua from Florida still hang out here?
In 2007, a kind soul named Laura posted about finding some Hoyas for sale at a botanical garden in Florida. I had commented about how great it would be to make this discovery and I'd be snatching up all that I didn't already have. She got hold of me and offered to get a few for me and send them to me, and I gratefully accepted her kind offer. She said they were not tagged, but I didn't have a lot of unusual ones at that time, and I was willing to take the chance of getting some duplicates to hopefully acquire a couple of new ones. Well, I don't even remember how many or what others showed up, but to my delight, one of them was a beautifully grown Hoya mitrata. At first, I had serious doubts that it was even a Hoya because it was so un-Hoya-like. But I did some research and found it was, indeed, a Hoya and I was thrilled. And it became one of my favorites with its opulent leaves. Well, I lost mine this late winter/early spring and I'm heartbroken. When I did a search for mitrata, it took me to Gardino's site, where it says "no longer available". I contacted Paula and she said they had lost theirs, too, and were on the lookout for it, and they would put me on a "waiting" list for it. I told her how I had come about mine, and her question was "do you know what botanical garden?" So, I'm posting to see if Laura is around and remembers where she got that lovely mitrata.
Denise in Omaha