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NotTheMomma
Bedford, VA

October 29, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8868279

Has anyone ever heard of a type of hoya referred to as apple peel or apple peeling? It grew on a long vine, with red, green, and cream on the leaves. My husband's grandmother had it, and she passed away before I joined the family. Several members of the family are looking for it, but the best I can help is thinking it was a hoya. Any ideas?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2011
5:04 AM

Post #8875859

Interesting ~ probably an old time name for a beautiful plant.
I will watch, hoping you get a response.
imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 4, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8876009

sounds like H. carnosa --possibly H. carnosa variegata aka H. carnosa 'Tricolor'.

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2011
1:51 AM

Post #8877220

I was thinking the same thing, some "new name" I was thinking maybe for Variegated rope hoya...I can see someone calling that apple peel.

mj
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8877295

Awww ~ I was visualizing a lush green Hoya with red tinged vines with strong colors of red, green and cream on the leaves. How pretty that would be... lol

What do you think of this one NotTheMomma?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/raznozvet2/Hoya_carnosa_tricolor7055.jpg&imgrefurl=http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?search_op=and&keyword_op=and&language=e&number=5&v1=vin&user=tt&sale=1&first=151&h=480&w=659&sz=93&tbnid=iqinB2d2lCHf-M:&tbnh=92&tbnw=126&prev=/search?q=hoya+carnosa+variegata+tricolor+photo&tbm=isch&tbo=u&zoom=1&q=hoya carnosa variegata tricolor photo&docid=B9x-UwLMSVIzEM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lxi1TticIMXm0QGe77nRBw&ved=0CDEQ9QEwAQ&dur=867

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8877332

This is why I was thinking Variegated Rope Hoya...An apple peel curls as it's peeled off the apple..
This is my variegated rope hoya.

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imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8877337

You could be right. Yours is so pretty. I have just the plain one. My variegated one froze last winter.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 5, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8877339

The leaves are very pretty with the pink edging. Is that one fragrant?

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2011
5:14 AM

Post #8877341

This one is a little touchier than the plain green one.

Very slight fragrance that I've only noticed if it was in the greenhouse and got really close to it.
NotTheMomma
Bedford, VA

November 5, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8878001

podster wrote:Awww ~ I was visualizing a lush green Hoya with red tinged vines with strong colors of red, green and cream on the leaves. How pretty that would be... lol

What do you think of this one NotTheMomma?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/raznozvet2/Hoya_carnosa_tricolor7055.jpg&imgrefurl=http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?search_op=and&keyword_op=and&language=e&number=5&v1=vin&user=tt&sale=1&first=151&h=480&w=659&sz=93&tbnid=iqinB2d2lCHf-M:&tbnh=92&tbnw=126&prev=/search?q=hoya+carnosa+variegata+tricolor+photo&tbm=isch&tbo=u&zoom=1&q=hoya carnosa variegata tricolor photo&docid=B9x-UwLMSVIzEM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lxi1TticIMXm0QGe77nRBw&ved=0CDEQ9QEwAQ&dur=867


I never saw the plant, but from my aunt, and my great aunt, they are both thinking THIS is it!!!! No one in the family knew the 'real' name for it. Apparently Granny only called it apple peel. My guess was a hoya...but I spent HOURS looking at hoyas and there are so many of them! As typical as well, some remember it having curly leaves, others remember straight. From reading, the leaves can be curly depending on lack of sun, or water as well. I'll keep ya posted after a few more family members look at the photos.

THANKS SO VERY MUCH to EVERYONE that responded!!! What a help you all have been!!!!!





This message was edited Nov 5, 2011 6:34 PM

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8878038

Rope hoya's will be curly, no matter how much sun. IF it's variegated rope hoya, and it's getting some sun, it can have red/green/white. The red shows up more if it's getting more sun, NOT all Hoya's want to grow in the shade.

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