Plant Identification

jeangenieSeptember 27, 2013

I bought this plant about 3 years ago with a Hoya tag on it. Can anyone tell me what it is?

Thank you

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greedygh0st

Hi Jean,

This is not a Hoya - it was mislabeled. It appears to be one of the vining Gesneriads, relatives of the African Violet. It looks like an Aeschynanthus to me.

Like, this Aeschynanthus Fireworks or a similar cultivar?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 12:16PM
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jeangenie

Thank you. It does seem to have those characteristics. The leaves remind me very much of a Hoya and since it wasn't flowering at purchase I was fooled. I love the flowers though and would like to know how to propagate it. It won't take from the leaves like a Hoya.

Jean

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 6:45AM
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cldheath44

Hi, jeangenie. That looks like an aeschynanthus to me also. If not aeschynanthus, then a columnea. You should be able to propagate it by taking cuttings and planting them in moist, airy soil. Aeschynanthus and columnea are gesneriads, and much of their culture is similar to African Violets. Good luck!

This post was edited by cldheath44 on Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 8:53

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 8:51AM
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greedygh0st

Yes, we often have new Hoya collectors bring in these vining Gesneriads for identification, so you're not alone! Some cultivars really do have a Hoya-ish look, especially the woodier ones with glossy leaves. But Hoyas always flower from a peduncle, so that's a dead giveaway once the plant is of blooming size.

I really like Columnea, Aeschynanthus and Nematanthus, so I will always grow them, even though I've backed off other types of Gesneriads.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 11:20AM
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deeptac(11)

Needed help on the identification of the plant on the left (concealed pot). It was labelled as Hoya..

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 11:19AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Can you take a close up picture...from here it looks like Hoya carnosa?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 7:03AM
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