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Colors look a bit off

Posted by karyn1 7a (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 9, 12 at 7:53

My retusa blooms look darker, not as red, and my RHP is lighter then I expected.
hoya retusa
royal hawaiian purple

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RE: Colors look a bit off

Sometimes I think photos reflect lighting factors, growing environments also make a bloom look different. I am enjoying the view! Thanks for posting. ~ Mary

RE: Colors look a bit off

Beautiful! Those publicalyx blooms really look fresh. I agree they are nice pictures. :)

RE: Colors look a bit off

Thanks. The color in the pics is actually pretty true. The RHP might be a shade darker but not much. That's the first bloom on the RHP so I have nothing to compare it to. I was just expecting a darker bloom but the retusa has been blooming for a few years and the center is usually redder.

RE: Colors look a bit off

Congratulations on the Hoya blooms. I wonder if cooler temperatures were responsible for the deeper colour of the Hoya retusa corona? I guess you would expect the same from the Hoya pubicalyx, were they grown in the same conditions?


RE: Colors look a bit off

Same growing conditions and one is darker while the other is lighter. If anything I would have expected the retusa corona to also be lighter. My hoyas don't bloom that well to begin with so any flower is a nice surprise.

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