Tuesday

My Hoya


 When my Hoya blooms it's a cause for celebration.

This Hawaiian plant is very hardy and seems to grow fast.  It has long gangley stems that may have one or two heavy waxy leaves. Sometimes I think to cut them off but after having this plant for the past 5 years I know one day a flower will come out....

 I just wind the long stems over each other to keep the plant from dangling all over the deck. Don't want to hurt it.

 The root system is almost like an orchid.  I think I may water it once a month, if that. The pot is so small, a 4in pot, and maybe one day I will repot it but am afraid I may do some damage? It has no soil, just orchid mix.


The little flowers have the feeling of wax or ceramic, depending on the days it's been in bloom.  These are about a week old now and are still going strong.


There is another Hoya on my deck and it has white flowers but so far it has not bloomed this year.. give it time. I do prefer the pink/lavender color.  Odd but there is no scent?


Today was a beautiful day here in SoFla. 
Was a hot 90' but felt oh so good to be outdoors.


I'll be joining

 Oregon Cottage @Tuesdays Garden Party

Southern Daydreamer @Outdoor Wednesday

WOW us Wednesday 

Tootsie Time @ Fertilizer Friday
 

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15 comments:

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful! Here in Southern Illinois ... had my first blooming rose today. Cannot wait for more warm days!

eileeninmd said...

It is gorgeous, love the pink blooms.

CAS said...

That hoya is beautiful. I have one, but it hasn't bloomed. I've had it about 6 month. I didn't realize they were so much like an orchid. I have really good luck with orchids, so I think I need to transplant mine into orchid mix & water it less. I'm in AZ, so I keep mine in the sunroom in the east-facing windows with my orchids. Thanks for sharing. I hope mine will grow up to look like yours someday!
CAS

Donnie said...

That is a lovely plant. The blooms are gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Oh you have lovely blooms, maybe because your climate suits it well. I posted some hoyas earlier too, but i only have one 'lonely' hoya in my care, rather in my 'neglect'. haha. It looks like yours with shorter flower petiole.

Light and Voices said...

Life is good when I can view a hoya and hear about 90 degree weather. It snowed here Monday although traces have vanished. Lovely photos.
Joyce M

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I have never heard of these. They are amazing looking.

Karen said...

Sandy, glad to hear you had a nice birthday. The hoya is amazing, it looks artificial almost because it is so perfect. What a beauty!

Lisa said...

Hoya's are so pretty. I had one once, but it didn't survive.

x

Darla said...

A no fuss plant gotta love that! And she's pretty too. The weather is warming here in Florida for sure.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What an amazing plant--thank you for sharing the photos of it with us--and thank you for stopping by my blog!

Greenearth said...

What a beautiful plant.

Mel Cole said...

Gorgeous orchids you got here :) Been busy for Easter. Sorry for my late visit but my post is not late :) Hope you can visit my Fertilizer Friday here.

Jami said...

Wow, I've never seen these in bloom- makes me wish I lived where this blooms!

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