Hi all, A newbie to Hoya here. I'm hoping to get an ID on this guy. After looking through all of the different varieties (I had no idea that there were so many), I believe I might have H.compacta (krinkle kurl) ? It came from a big box store without a tag. I've had this plant about 2 years now. Can anyone confirm this? It has bloomed for the very first time, and I'm curious about the difference in leaf color near the blooms. Is this normal? They turned a shade of burgundy. Having never seen it bloom before, I wasn't sure. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. :-)
Hoping to confirm ID and is this normal?
So, I posted this to the ID forum. Got some response, so thanks for looking, and feel free to add 2 cents if you like. Still open to hearing any other opinions about the coloration of the leaves. Leaning to the fact that they may just be young, and will green up with age. Thanks for looking in. :-)
I don't know the answer to the question about your leaves, but I do love the flowers.
Thanks Carolyn, They are beautiful, not very nicely fragrant, but pretty none the less. I've seen so many pictures of them, but never 'in-person' before. I am enjoying it.
That looks like new growth that is the darker Burgundy.
Yes, it is the newer growth at the end. The blooms showing up in amongst them. What has stumped me is that as this plant has grown, the young growth has been 'normal' green growth. That is until this very end part when it started to bloom. I've never seen this before, so I didn't know if this was normal. I've seen pics of others that show all of the leaves being green, even around the blooms.
Maybe it's getting more light/nutrients. I grow lots of Hoya's and this is very common.
Not to worry...looks nice and healthy.
Thanks mjsponies, Putting my mind at ease. I felt that it must be happy. After all it is blooming. :-) I never knew that there were so many different varieties of Hoya. The success I'm having with this one will most probably have me looking for others, and expanding my horizons. Thanks again!
I would definitely check into some of the other vareties. There are so many out there and they are all so different.
Take it from a fellow hoya addict! ^_^