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Hoya ID needed

Posted by eclipse3 ND (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 27, 06 at 1:53

I just picked up this little guy yesterday, he was hiding in a bunch of other plants at a local nursery. I automatically thought carnosa, because I am not expecting to find anything else around here. (Also, that is the only one I have ever seen in person, I am NO expert:o)) Tonight, I was sitting here admiring it, when I noticed that what I had mistaken for waterspots and dirt crust on the leaves were actually silver spots throughout the leaves. Is that normal?

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RE: Hoya ID needed

Hoya carnosa it is and the silver spots are supposed to be there. It's common in the species. Sometimes the leaves can be covered with silver flecks. I find it quite attractive.

RE: Hoya ID needed

How do you know for sure it's a carnosa- doesn't pubicalyx look very similar when a young plant? I would like to know what differences to look for because I mixed cuttings from plants that had never bloomed and only realized I had two varieties growing together when they bloomed two different colors. ( pubicalyx was Pink Silver ) Now that the plants are older I can see the difference, but with the starts, I can't. What should I be looking for?

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