Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ruby Enough for a Ring?

My Hoya pubicalyx has been blooming since May, but it always do after i left for the big city where i stayed most days. Then finally, last weekend it chose to let me see its splendor. I am so thankful and savored all the pleasure it can give me. One flowering plant has six umbels, while the 2nd plant has 8. That is quite prolific already for a first bloomer and only at its 2nd year of growing. It really is a delightful experience, tending them, looking at them and shooting their pictures.

It looks so elegant individually, do you agree?

 Even the umbel is half-full with flowers, an umbel almost 4 inches in diameter. 

 The flowers kept intact for 7-8 days, at dehiscense the corona are still very stiff.


The two plants that i formed into circles just like wreaths. 

23 comments:

  1. Now that is a lovely bloom! I really enjoyed that first macro shot. I think you are the Hoya expert!

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    1. Oh yes Beth, i love this bloom which i saw for the first time. Thanks for saying that but I am still very far from being a Hoya expert, haha!

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  2. Wonderful photos of these truly beautiful flowers!!

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  3. Stunning blossoms! I love the first shot.

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  4. Wow, what a lovely Hoya colour.

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  5. Wow, what a gorgeous and unique plant!

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  6. Thumbs up! I would call this a 10 if one is the lowest number. Excellent job!
    JM, Illinois

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    1. Thank you so much, that gives me a booster, haha!

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  7. beautiful hoyas; made for lovely photographic moments Carole, at snaphappyonline.blogspot.com

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  8. That is an amazing flower, I've never seen anything like it. It's so symmetrical and the colors are vivid.

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  9. I can't answer your question about how they prune the vines - I'd guess the photo was taken outside of the growing season, but I don't have that level of detail on my old slides.

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  10. Wow! I am not familiar with this plant. Very sensuous blossoms!

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    1. Thanks Linda. You should be because it is the new craze now, hoya addiction is very contagious. It is not only successfully grown in the tropics where they came from, but also in temperate countries like Europe and the Americas.

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  11. What an unusual and colorful flower. Your photos are quite wonderful.

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  12. These are intriguing and beautifully captured Andrea. Thank you for sharing. (Some years ago I had growing both the pale pink and black species of Hoya)

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    1. Hi Valerie, you should get back to your hoya collection, it is a hot addiction now all over the world. Maybe it is not a black species of Hoya, just dark in color. Do you remember the name?

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  13. Wow--- That is gorgeous. I've never seen anything quite like that. Thanks for sharing.

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    Betsy

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    1. haha Betsy, you are so fast! I've just commented and invited and you're already here. Thanks.

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  14. I am not familiar with this flower but it is gorgeous as are your images of it.

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  15. I do love many of the hoyas you have shown but I think this color is my new favorite

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