Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hoya Heuschkeliana


We were given our first Hoya by Larraines mum a number of years ago. This was a Hoya Carnosa traditionally Known as the "Heirloom Hoya" quite often handed down through families, hence the name. We have since potted cuttings on and given them to Tim and Kate and Peter and Sarah. So dear gran's Hoya is with the next generation. When ours first flowered I have to confess to being quite taken with it (I'm a bit of a garden tragic I think I'm taken with anything that flowers) and since then I've added a number to our collection.
I've started a fresh blog to keep a record of each one as they flower and to take blog friends to different parts of the garden where we have them planted.
This is Hoya Heuschkeliana and it originates from the Phillipines, It's a miniature Hoya suitable for hanging baskets, the little pink flowers are about 5mm dia and they can get up to 12 flowers per umbel, the flowers give off a lovely fragrance. There is also a yellow flowering variety.
For our records this Hoya started flowering the 2nd week of July 2006.

5 comments:

Tim said...

We need some more posts...

Anonymous said...

Hoya Roya! This is such a gorgeous photo and colour.

meggie said...

I was given a Hoya Carnosa by my mother on the birth of my 2nd son. She was so disappointed to hear it was not in flower- she lived a long way away from us.
My son was 7 before it flowered, but I felt it was worth the wait.
I was very sad to have to leave it in NZ when we moved over here, but I gave it to a very good friend, who has it, & is very proud of it.

Acoustics4me said...

Wow, never seen a hoya like that. I have a hoya actually. I used to have a bella hoya, they are lovely. Must get another one.

So where did you move to Australia from?

Cheers...

Tamara said...

I grow several hoya species, but my favorite one is my Krimson Queen, that I've had for several years now.