Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My "unsure" Hoya multiflora

It's unsure because up until now, many people can still not agree on its identification. Anyway, I'm ok with whatever name it gets.
I have two of this plant. I kept one in Dalat and one in Saigon. Eventually the one in Dalat died on me but the one in Saigon is still growing, although, as you can see in the photo here, one of the growing tips has died.

Despite that, it does bloom when its time come. And here is how it looks, today.

After this flush of blooms, I will repot it. I believe its dying tip could be due to being pot-bound. I hope I'm correct and that it will thrive after that.


LC said...

Very interesting plant... I hope it continues to do well for you! Larry

Stephanie said...

Well, I have not read of another name. So, I will still consider this as hoya. Regarding pot bound, does this one grows lots of roots?

If you don't mind, I have a question on hoya. Recently, I saw some hoya kerriis that were left abandoned in a nursery. They were planted in small hanging pots. The plants look dry. Probably they did not water enough or didn't pay much attention to the plant. Do you think pampering the plant again will bring back the green and live?

Kris said...

I love those honey-colored blooms. Does it have any scent?

Hà Xuân said...

Larry: thank you. I hope so too.

Stephanie: hoya kerrii is a very "stubborn" plant: water it and it won't bloom. It could probably be so it was left to dry out. If you want to buy it and "pamper" it, you might have an "all green" plant without blooms.

Kris: this plant doesn't smell as other hoyas.

Stephanie said...

Glad to know that they are stubborn and needs to be left alone that way ;-) Btw, good find on the old tree trunk. Good system for displaying epiphytics. Happy gardening!