Now i am wondering whether they really prefer the heat, or they are blooming more because they are dying, as a precautionary response to preserve the species.
At the right above, is Cymbidium finlaysonianum, a native orchid that has most leaves yellowing due to the intense sunlight. The past years claimed many big plants in this clump, these few plants are just growing nicely because i put it under the hoya plants. There they got the water drippings, felt colder and were able to recover. But afternoon direct sun still turn the leaves yellow.
At the right is Hippeastrum reticulatum, also a survivor.
These 2 above vanda orchids are blooming also well. They are directly exposed to the sun, so let us see if their leaves will be able to withstand the long dry and hot season.
Dischidiopsis parasitica, endemic to the Philippines, blooming profusely too. We don't water them.
Hoya halconensis has one of the biggest umbels in my collection, and it really gives back high return on investment, i.e. labor hours
Hoya multiflora is exceptionally lovely too, with their flowers like arrows, making its common name as "shooting stars hoya".
Look at other Hoya multiflora umbels, they promise a big turn-out.
This is the more mature buds of the black hoya, Hoya pubicorolla.
very young buds of Hoya carnosa
another Hoya carnosa with a cotton bud resident
A few buds are waiting to bloom, but i left home while they are still tightly closed. This particular species love the full sun, so it has been growing outside the single black net. That cotton bug at the background, like me, seems patiently waiting for the buds to open. How i wish i am home when all of them opens almost simultaneously.