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Hoya carnosa differences?

Posted by abendwolke 9 FL (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 7, 09 at 17:43

I am wondering, I have one H. carnosa for a long long time, and got a second one as bonus cutting in a trade.
Comparing the two, the blooms on the young plant are larger and the leaves are a lighter green.
Both are H. carnosa? or am I missing something?

here is a picture, the old plant's flower is on the left (it is almost done blooming) while the front flower is from the young plant:

and here is a picture of the foliage (don't mind the upper two leaves with the white edging, those are from a third Hoya):


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RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

I think they're just two different clones of carnosa. The one with darker leaves reminds me of a clone I have that was taken from a very old carnosa owned by my step-grandmother many years ago. The lighter colored one reminds me of the all green cuttings I take from my 'Krimson Princess', after they've gotten more sun. There are several clones of carnosa, and even more cultivars and sports, I'm sure.

Denise in Omaha

RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

Thanks Denise, that makes sense. the dark leaved plant's mother plant is at least 48 yrs old (I am THAT old?... can't be )

so I will label them as 'antique' and 'newbie' LOL

RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

Evelyn I think I owe you a cutting of Nummularoides (sp). If you still want it send me an email with your address.


RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

Laura, I'll send you an email via GW.

here is my young, and small, Hoya collection, you see, I got bitten BAD by the Hoya bug :)

RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

OMG! Can I come live on your porch??!!

RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

johanna, it does have it pros AND cons to live in FL ;)

RE: Hoya carnosa differences?

Laura, I did send you a message via GW, did you get it? (I don't trust it that much)

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