I am surprised by the number of blooming plants in my apartment this Christmas. There are several more plants in bloom that I will be photographing soon as well as three more Hoyas that are in bud. I am rather excited about a small growing Hoya species I got from Thailand that is getting ready to develop buds for the first time. A few larger Hoyas are also preparing to flower for their first time as well, some with peduncles that are still quite small. Hoya lobbii is also producing buds again on two peduncles.
Hoya kanyakumariana is blooming for the first time on two peduncles. The buds took much longer than I expected to open. I am hoping to take some more flower comparison photos in the next day or two. This little Hoya took a number of years to bloom for the first time but boy was it worth the wait.
The rest of the photos are of my other plants. I like the frequent blooming tendencies of many Gesneriads so they keep my collection interesting. Many of the orchids bloom only once or twice a year so it's always a special occasion to have something in bloom.
Dendrobium atroviolaceum (pygmy form) is a mini Dendrobium species from New Guinea. The plant is only about 5" tall max and has beautiful nodding flowers that last quite a long time. This is a recent division of my plant that is mounted on a piece of grape vine.
Encyclia polybolbon is still going strong and now has a second flower open.
Kohleria Green Goblin
Kohleria Bristol's Possible Bronze
Kohleria Bristol's Possible Bronze flowers
Kohleria Bristol's Possible Bronze leaf detail