Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hoya imperialis

Hoya imperialis is a bit difficult for me to know well. It has been with me for almost 2 years and yet i still cannot understand what it fully wants to perform fully. I am aware that it hasn't received its full needs, there are three umbels that always start with many buds. Many of the buds abort at different stages of growth. But at least there still are a few flowers that continue to open. I guess it doesn't  like water more than it needs, at the same time it doesn't want to experience even a short dryness at all. In other words, it is difficult, just difficult.

But when it opens, even just only a flower will get your heart, and it really is awesome! Moreover, it stays there for 8 days. My sister says it looks so mysterious, to the brink of a bit scary at night because it is different-looking among most of the hoyas. The diameter is around 2 inches without stretching those corollas. For me, it just is other-worldly!





20 comments:

  1. Your flower images are always astonishing. Lovely work. I wish you a great start into the new week.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thank you Mersad, kind words like that coming from you means a lot, as you are a very good photographer!

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  2. Wow, that certainly looks different from the other Hoyas I have seen. I get the impression that the flowers are bigger than those of the other Hoyas you have shown, but maybe I have the scale of the pictures wrong!

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    1. You are right Nick, it is much much bigger than all hoyas! I discussed it in the text, around 2 inches without stretching the corolla. Thanks.

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  3. Oh yes, I understand what your sister is saying! And yet, as you say, it is strikingly beautiful! It has a bright color and a waxy surface. Fascinating!

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  4. Fantastic photos of very beautiful and exotic flowers. Thank you for your comment. Here is the link to this week's Today's Flowers. http://anenglishgirlrambles.blogspot.com/2015/11/todays-flowers-371-november-6th-2015.html

    On the right of my home page there is also a button at the top and if you click on this, it will take you directly to the updated Today's Flowers post. Also if you would like to send me your email address to luvinwildlife@gmail.com I will be sending people this updated link so that they can go to it directly each week. Thank you so much for asking and I wish you a very happy week.

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  5. An amazing, exotic looking flower. Love this colour.

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  6. Gorgeous photos of an exotic flower!

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  7. Amazing macros, I can feel the surface☺

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  8. Those almost look like ceramics. Outstanding images.

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  9. They don't look real - dripping with beauty!

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  10. How beautiful - they actually shine! Nothing like that would grow here as it's far too cold.

    To answer your question on my blog, the cannons are restored and maintained, not just left out. It's a national park and is looked after very well.

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  11. Very pretty. I like that deep color and shine they have.

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  12. A view of a hoya that I have never seen before.

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  13. Very lovely and special hoyas. Haven't seen this colour before.

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  14. I've never seen these type of flowers before, at least not that I can remember. Stunning indeed.

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  15. Difficult it is. I am not able to satisfy them. But beautiful flowers!

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  16. Well you are doing something right as it is blooming...it may be a difficult plant, but it seems worth the effort.

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  17. Stunning macros of this remarkable hoya, Andrea.
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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