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Hoya carnosa (Honey Plant)

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By Meanie


Hoya carnosa (Honey Plant) (Hoya carnosa (Honey Plant))

Had to take another photo of this as the fragrant dew was oozing out all over this fresh bunch of flowers.



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and the flowers are like velvet!

23 Jul, 2011

 

Such a great shot, Meanie. I'm still waiting on my one and only Hoya to bloom.

23 Jul, 2011

 

Amazing flowers Meanie...

24 Jul, 2011

 

Wonderful close up photo.. well done :o)

24 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks all!

24 Jul, 2011

 

I have three plants from cuttings and I can't wait to see the flowers!!! They are still small but I'm sure they want to show me their flowers.

24 Jul, 2011

 

They can be a little slow to get going........

24 Jul, 2011

 

That's really spectacular!...plant and photo!!!

24 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks - so was the scent!

24 Jul, 2011

 

Soooh...is it an exotic? Could I grow it in Africa? I love it!!

24 Jul, 2011

 

I would have though that it could grow quite well in heat - very much a house plant here.

24 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you, Meanie...it's on the list :))
(off to equitorial Africa....)

24 Jul, 2011

 

Here's a genus for you to look into Karen - Ceropegia.

http://www.growsonyou.com/meanie/photos/Ceropegia

This one is a bit of a gem.............

http://www.asclepidarium.de/images/Gro%C3%9F/Ceropegia/Ceropegia%20denticulata%201.JPG

24 Jul, 2011

 

Help!!! Now I'm away to do it......!

24 Jul, 2011

 

that's a real gem Meanie..

24 Jul, 2011

 

I think so too!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

It's looking good! Hopefully, the ants won't get to it, like they do here.

25 Jul, 2011

 

It's kept in the kitchen over here Delonix.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

It looked like it was growing outside. lol! :>)

Sometimes I just assume everything is growing outside like here in San Diego.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Easily done Delonix!!!!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

I also thought it was growing outside...because this plant usually likes a couple of hours of full sun to bloom well.

25 Jul, 2011

 

It is in a south facing window, so the one thing it's not struggling for is light. It is starting to struggle for space though!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

Yes, this vine can grow quite large. You've seen the large ones (pics) growing up trees here.

25 Jul, 2011

 

I have!
The window is small, and the plant just keeps looping around itself, making it quite a compact specimen.

25 Jul, 2011

 

I'm glad you said it gets big as I was thinking of getting one for my conservatory.....it's so lovely, but not for me if it gets big really big.

25 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

A brilliant photo Meanie, I bet your kitchen smells wonderful :o))

25 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

This vine has a tendency of becoming very tangled.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Don't give it any support and it will form a ball Karen.

Sorry Amy, I should have said that this is Sues plant.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Very tangled indeed Delonix!

25 Jul, 2011

 

These are great plants had one but it died had it for over 30 years.

26 Jul, 2011

 

I think that it was allowed to keel over after thirty years!!

26 Jul, 2011

 

Yes it was huge trailed along the ceiling on hooks got it from a brass shop when it closed down for free.

26 Jul, 2011

 

And filled the house up with perfume when it bloomed!

26 Jul, 2011

 

Karensusan63:

In pots this plant can be kept at any size.

Here in San Diego they grow in the ground and grow up trees or trellises and become large.

27 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

If they become to tangled (here in the ground) it can be cut back almost to the ground -- and it will regenerate new growth quickly.

27 Jul, 2011

 

It looks ok as it is to be honest - it keeps the old growth hidden.

Found this the other day..............

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jen_in_brisbane/5281525189/in/pool-14271595@N00/

27 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

That's very nice!

There's many species and varieties available for sale here.

Here's my friend's nursery in northern San Diego County...he has several species available for sale. Do a search for Hoya and you'll see all the species

http://www.kartuz.com/

27 Jul, 2011

 

Hoya benguetensis is a bit of a standout!
Thanks!

27 Jul, 2011

 

Yes, it has very nice flowers. I like Hoya 'Red Buttons'.

27 Jul, 2011

 

Googled that and got many differing results!

27 Jul, 2011

 

Did they look similar to the one being sold at Kartuz?

27 Jul, 2011

 

Got it at Kartuz after removing the quotation marks! That's a lovely one!

27 Jul, 2011

 

Yes, I think I'm going to have to visit my friend...haven't been to his nursery in a while.

31 Jul, 2011



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