Return to the Hoya Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Bud watch

Posted by rennfl none (My Page) on
Sat, May 4, 13 at 9:24

I just had to show off the bud development of my Hoya publicalyx and Hoya serpens plants.

The publicalyx currently has 11 budding penduncles, of which it looks like 10 of them should be open at the same time. Please excuse the messiness of the plant, I've pretty much ignored this over the winter, it seriously needs rewinded.

Oh the anticipation!

Hoya publicalyx photo Hoyapublicalyxwp_zps22cfb043.jpg

Hoya publicalyx photo Hoyapublicalyxbuds_zpsf98c5b20.jpg

Hoya publicalyx photo Hoyapublicalyxbuds2_zpsfe5cb3b2.jpg

Renee


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Bud watch

And my potted serpens, I had taken a bunch of cuttings from this about two years ago, and it's now finally back to where it was. It's got 15 penduncles that I managed to count, but at different bud development stages.

Hoya serpens photo Hoyaserpenswp_zps23c978fd.jpg

Hoya serpens photo Hoyaserpensbuds_zps31ba1201.jpg

Renee


 o
serpens mounted

And I mounted a few cuttings of serpens last summer. First is the picture from at that time, then the next pictureis from this morning. It's starting to fill in a bit, and it's getting ready to bloom as well.

Hoya serpens photo serpensmounted.jpg

Hoya serpens photo Hoyaserpensmtd_zps89ec3a23.jpg

Renee


 o
aff parastica

And my only current blooming Hoya. aff. parasitica 'Lao2'. Now, I have a nice big lovely plant of this that I have babied, and last summer I put a cutting in S/H. I left this cutting outside all winter, gave it no attention whatsover, only Mother Nature took care of it.

And look, the nice big heathly plant is doing nothing, and the spindly little cutting with no care is:

Hoya aff. parasitica 'Lao2' photo HoyaaffparasiticaLao2_zps53567862.jpg

And here is the whole spindly looking plant.

Hoya aff. parasitica 'Lao2' photo HoyaaffparasiticaLao2wp_zps16ccf9dd.jpg

Renee


 o
RE: Bud watch

Great plants Renee. You live in Fla, right? How do you grow your serpens? I bought some cuttings in early winter. They didn't do anything all winter but once the weather started to warm up they have slowly died.
A month or two ago I mounted H. curtisii. I find I have to water it every day. It's a lot of work mounted. serpens would probably want more shade then curtsii and maybe not dry out as much.
Randy
Baton Rouge, La


 o
RE: Bud watch

WOW Renee look at all those flowers you are going to have.
Are you still using K-Lite. I am and I cant seem to get my serpens to bud up and flower.It has grown a ton of peduncles this winter.


 o
RE: Bud watch

Wow, that pubicalyx is going to put on quite a show! And the serpens is equally impressive. Very nice indeed!

Does the aff. parasitica 'Lao2' have a scent? (In my mind it kind of looks like it should smell lemon-ish, but it probably doesn't, lol.) It's so much fun when a plant that's been neglected and ignored suddenly decides to flower. Maybe it's the plants way of saying 'Hey, I'm still here. Stop ignoring me!' : )


 o
RE: Bud watch

Randy - Yes Im in Florida, but the panhandle, so my weather is probably similar to you. I leave the serpens outside all year, so down to freezing in the winter, and the full heat of summer. I give it dappled sunlight in summer, but in the winter it gets direct sunlight for about 3 - 4 hours a day. Watered infrequently in winter (mostly by rain), and daily in summer, but even the daily watering in summer, the plant does dry out everyday. Hope this helps.

cpawl- yes I'm still using K-lite, but over the winter I had some symptons (mostly on my orchids) that indicated a possible P deficiency, so I supplement with bone meal as well.

Klea - yes it does, a very light scent, almost rose-like.

Renee


 o
RE: Bud watch

Very nice Renee! Those mounted Serpens are interesting and I cannot believe they flower like that. Lao 2 is a beauty. I would love to see a shot of the h.pub when it opens. ~ Mary


 o
RE: Bud watch

I love the way the serpens buds look hanging from your mounted plant. It's really displaying them to best advantage. And you certainly have a knack for this species, Renee.

What a production from your publicalyx! I think when it blooms, I'll be able to smell it from here.

I love the Lao 2. I'm always acquiring parasiticas hoping they will resemble this aff. parasitica, but they never do... ^_^'


 o
RE: Bud watch

Managed to be home to get pictures of the publicalyx last weekend in full bloom.

Unfortunately, I was gone for the potted serpens, but the mounted one I may be able to get pictures of when it's open.

I know everyone has a publicalyx, and really is anyone interested in seeing it again? But I just love love love publicalyx, so bare with me please :)

Hoya publicalyx photo Hoyapublicalyxwp_zps7033c9bc.jpg

Hoya publicalyx photo Hoyapublicalyx_zps4e9cfa11.jpg

If I manage to get pics of the serpens, I'll add them here.

Happy Memorial Day!

Renee


 o
RE: Bud watch

I will never tire of the h.pub! Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to all who died to serve our country and defend its freedoms.
~ Mary


 o
RE: Bud watch

  • Posted by Klea 4b (My Page) on
    Sat, May 25, 13 at 22:41

Oh, look at that! That is one beautiful H. pubicalyx! Too bad you missed the serpens, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed you won't miss it when the mounted one opens its buds.


 o
RE: Bud watch

That is a beauty! We may have it bloom but not like yours!!! That is a spectacular show!!! Thank you for updating the blooms! They are a beautiful site!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Hoya Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here