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meltn
Knoxville, TN

June 4, 2005
3:57 PM

Post #1521450

While watering this morning, I turned a few plants around and discovered some what I consider to be really big leaves.
This is H. variegated polystachya. The leaf measures 8" X 3".

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meltn
Knoxville, TN

June 4, 2005
3:58 PM

Post #1521452

This is H. glabra and the leaf measures 8" X 6" . The leaf is bigger than the 41/2 " pot it is planted in!

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meltn
Knoxville, TN

June 4, 2005
4:02 PM

Post #1521465

This plant was a gift and was sent as the Hoya named after Lowce Andrews. I am unsure of the proper name or the true ID but hope to know after I get a bloom or 2. It looks allot like my H. latifolia, however, we all know looks can be deceiving.
This leaf is 7" X 5".

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sandy130
Abbotsford, BC
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2005
7:29 PM

Post #1521881

I love the look of your variegated polystachya...very pretty and attractive...has it bloomed for you?

Sandy
meltn
Knoxville, TN

June 4, 2005
10:39 PM

Post #1522144

Thanks Sandy. Yes, it has bloomed.
ACsAgapePlants
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2005
1:37 AM

Post #1522325

Wow Mel is that the one I sent you? It sure has grown a lot, what are you doing to it:-)???

Blessings,
Awanda
meltn
Knoxville, TN

June 5, 2005
11:18 AM

Post #1522858

That plant came from Susan in Va. last summer, Awanda. The special plants you sent me are all doing wonderful though. I bought and killed 2 H. hypolasia plants, but, the one you gave me is growing like a weed! All the CV's are doing great too!

I used Alaska bloom fertilizer on occasion through the winter, 20-20-20 once the Hoyas started putting on growth in the spring, and alternate Alaska Bloom ,and half strength 10-60-10 and 20-20-20 through the growing season. I have also been misting at least twice a day and giving them an occasional mist of Eleanors. I have developed a heavier hand for watering too.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 6, 2005
6:17 AM

Post #1524898

WOW...that's a gorgeous one Mel!
ACsAgapePlants
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2005
3:34 AM

Post #1527470

This is one big leaf on my hoya kerrii, it's 6x5 and much bigger than the rest. I have no idea why its grown so large!!

Blessings,
Awanda

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AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

June 7, 2005
5:16 AM

Post #1527678

Oh, brother! First the NFL is on steroids! Then BASEBall and Now HOYAS! Where are we going with this society?

gorgeous!
meltn
Knoxville, TN

June 7, 2005
12:05 PM

Post #1527963

You know what they say about big leaves! BIG BLOOMS!
SCShopgirl
Walhalla, SC
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2005
1:20 PM

Post #1536413

Wow Mel, the H. variegated polystachya is awesome! This is what i love about hoyas..U think u have seen them all and another pops up! U do have the magic touch!
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

July 9, 2005
2:23 AM

Post #1609545

Wow, Mel. Those are some huge awesome hoyas you have. You are very fortunate to be close to great places for hoyas.
:) Donna
susancva
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2005
4:29 PM

Post #1795064

Is the polystachya the same thing as macrophylla variegated?
meltn
Knoxville, TN

October 3, 2005
8:15 PM

Post #1795485

Yes. I think the jury is still out on the correct name. It remains one of my favorite Hoyas even though I have had a hard time blooming it.
MyHoyas
Trelleborg
Sweden

October 3, 2005
8:24 PM

Post #1795498

Here's a contribution from me for big leaves: http://www.myhoyas.com/Hoya%20incrassata%20leaf%20(sp).htm

It's the same leaf shown twice. It measures 22 cm all the way to the tip, which would be close to 9 inches long. The plant only has this one huge leaf. All the others are about half the size.

Christina
MyHoyas
Trelleborg
Sweden

October 3, 2005
8:25 PM

Post #1795502

Okay, why does DG cut off the links sometimes...? Here's the photo instead. It's from one of my incrassata.

Christina

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MsKitty
Chowchilla, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2005
12:07 AM

Post #1795880

If I was a hoya I would want to live with one of you!
Ann
TamiF
Prescott, AZ

October 4, 2005
4:54 AM

Post #1796480

Ladies your leaves are very huge. Var. polstachya is way cool. Mel do you have a picture of the bloom? I would love to see it. I wish I had the room to get bigger leaved Hoya's, but I know one day they will be to huge, and I wouldn't be able to part with them.
BetsyJ
Mt Zion, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2005
11:15 AM

Post #1796658

Wow...I had no idea hoyas got leaves THAT big! Bizzarre.
Does anyone have a list (or web site) that basically says...
~ For quick growers, try these hoyas...
~ For big leaves, try these...
~ For fragrant blooms, there are these...
~ For large blooms, these...
(you get the idea)
thanks
MyHoyas
Trelleborg
Sweden

October 4, 2005
11:47 AM

Post #1796682

No website, but experience:

For quick growers, try litoralis, australis, carnosa, limoniaca, obscura, verticillata (most of them), pottsii, parviflora, citrina, anutala, wayetii, inconspicua...

For big leaves, try macrophylla/polystachya, pentaphlebia (the yellow one), glabra, citrina, calycina, onychoides, imperialis, naumanii, kerrii, magnifica, latifolia...

For fragrant blooms, try onychoides, carnosa, australis, wightii, pottsii, verticillata, obscura, cumingiana, incrassata, cv. Christine, lacunosa, citrina, calycina, thomsonii... these are the ones I find have the strongest fragrances.

For large blooms, try imperialis, onychoides, magnifica, calycina, pauciflora, schneei, sp. Tanna, wallichii, macgillivrayii... (and eriostemmas)

I'm sure I have forgotten some, but these are the ones I can think of without having to check in my windows!

Edited to add some more... and some more on Oct 7th.

Christina

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BetsyJ
Mt Zion, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2005
12:59 PM

Post #1796762

Wow, Thanks Christina! Exactly what I was looking for. Gonna print that off and keep it for future reference. Very informative..
susancva
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7b)

October 4, 2005
1:34 PM

Post #1796818

Wow! Thanks Christina! Thanks to you and all you know!!

Susan
bjf826
panhandle, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2005
3:04 PM

Post #1796929

Wow, Betsy, thanks for asking those questions. And Christina, thank YOU for the list. That makes it so much easier for us novices to head in one particular direction - at least for the time being. I love this forum!

Barb
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 4, 2005
5:17 PM

Post #1797193

For Fragrance I would add, cembra, cv. Iris Marie, magnifica, heuschkelianas, lacunosas,

For Big or flashy Leaves add the aff. latifolia, calycina, sp. Kunming Kina, caudata, aff anulata.
bjf826
panhandle, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2005
8:30 PM

Post #1797468

Thanks, Carol, for the additions to the catagories. Now.. about my next order...

Barb
BetsyJ
Mt Zion, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2005
8:37 PM

Post #1797478

Hey, Carol...why don't you run a Special labeled "Carol's Favorites" and include a number of the ones you listed. You could sub-categorize..."Carol's Favorite Hoya Flowers"..."Carol's Favorite Fragrant Hoyas"..etc. If you send them all to me, I'd be happy to be your guinea pig/ test bed and evaluate for you. =0)
Betsy

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meltn
Knoxville, TN

October 4, 2005
9:12 PM

Post #1797530

Excellent lists, Ladies.

Betsy, I see you have been taking lessons from Awanda again.

Tami, my plant bloomed once and I did not catch it on film. I have problems with the flower buds blasting. I personally feel that the foilage is far more exciting than the blooms on this paticular plant.
ACsAgapePlants
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2005
9:36 PM

Post #1797566

Hey Mel, that's not nice:-). I think Betsy had it in her all the time, she just needed some encouragement:-).

Blessings,
Awanda
MyHoyas
Trelleborg
Sweden

October 5, 2005
4:31 AM

Post #1798239

I would guess the flowers would look the same as for the "regular green" polystachya and you'll find lots of photos on the net. If not, here's one for you: http://www.myhoyas.com/Hoya%20polystachya%20flowers.htm

Christina
TamiF
Prescott, AZ

October 6, 2005
1:37 AM

Post #1799841

Wow, the flowers are pretty Christina. I had better put this one on my list. I love the variegated leaves.
Tami
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 6, 2005
3:19 AM

Post #1800020

Gee Betsy...super idea. I think I will put a list on the website of what I think are for fragrance etc...and add Christinas... We will put H. magnifica down at the bottom tho my clone does smell VERY good.

Carol

Great thread guys!
BetsyJ
Mt Zion, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2005
1:30 PM

Post #1800478

Carol...
Are you really going to do that? If so, I will watch for said offer! I have been looking at your website trying to decide what to order and this will make it easier. Keep us posted!

P.S. Awanda...in good conscience, I cannot let you take blame for my actions. I DEFINATELY "have it in me"...and HAVE HAD my entire life. I've been called "ornery" more than once. =o)
...and sis...keep your mouth buttoned. LOL
kabob
Macon, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2005
5:48 PM

Post #1800875

ONERY!!!! Let me tell you stories...!! (You are all right, she DOES have it in her!!!) LOL Anyway, Carol, that would actually be a terrific idea, especially from a novice standpoint. There's so many hoyas, and a little "categorizing" would be SO helpful!! Thanks - Karen
Plumeriagod
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2005
10:40 AM

Post #1802310

Here's my donation for big leaves. It's h. latifolia from Carol!!!

Randy

P.S. I agree with Christine on that list, but don't forget h. Macgillivrayi for flower size.

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MyHoyas
Trelleborg
Sweden

October 7, 2005
2:14 PM

Post #1802569

Thanks, Randy. I didn't think of those. I've added them to my list above.

Christina
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 8, 2005
2:26 AM

Post #1803913

Randy...your H. aff. latifolia is gorgeous!!! Good growing! There are, in fact, a number of H. aff latifolia...but that is the largest of them!!! I think you could rig a mast and sail on it!
Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

October 8, 2005
5:33 AM

Post #1804151

Wow...that looks like my glabra.
Isn't latifoia and loyceandrewsiana supposed to be the same thing? Mine look different (the latter being almost round leafed and has spots/markings on the leaves).
Marcy
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 8, 2005
5:17 PM

Post #1804819

The rounded leaf hoya is called H. aff latifolia (IML 88 is what I have), and Randy's is H. aff. latifolia. That is because it has not been determined which IS H. latifolia...so we have lots of 'affinis' in circulation. Please remember to KEEP the 'aff.'...when writing or talking about these hoyas...it is very important...
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

October 8, 2005
9:34 PM

Post #1805174

I can't believe the size of the leave, Randy! What have you been feeding it...steroids?
: ) Donna
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 9, 2005
1:46 AM

Post #1805584

Suddenly I have one that size on the IML 88...looks very similar. Will post it.
Plumeriagod
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 9, 2005
4:21 AM

Post #1805866

Thanks, Carol. I'll remember to add the (aff.) when appropriate.
Donna, the leaves were almost that big when Carol sent it!!! I'm not sure what she was feeding it or (juicing) it with! LOL!
I feed mine with a combination of slow release 'Osmocote' granules or 1/2 strength 'Supper Bloom' instant release liquid fert. I also mist the leaves with 'Super Thrive', once every two weeks during the summer.
I recently started using (lime) and (horticultural charcoal) in my soil changes.
BDunn
Sunset Beach, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2005
6:14 PM

Post #1806662

Chirstina,
Thanks so much for the list. I'm such a dummy, though! All this time when I get good info off forums or threads, I think I'm going to remember where I saw it. Just thought about the fact that I could copy and paste then save it in My Documents...duh! Then I can more easily find important info. Barbara
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

October 9, 2005
9:30 PM

Post #1806995

I guess it's the Hawaiian air and soil and your fertilizers! All these huge and variegated leaves are droolers.
:) Donna
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 22, 2005
12:37 AM

Post #1830202

I was making cuttings today and found this leaf...13" long...I had to cut it to get the cutting to stay in the pot and I swear I could have used it as a frizbee...or a birdbath...or a bathmat...or a...

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MsKitty
Chowchilla, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 22, 2005
1:06 AM

Post #1830254

WOW! Did I mention, WOW?
Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

October 22, 2005
1:46 AM

Post #1830333

Wow...what is that? Glabra? That's a dandy. OK...what kind of steroids are your plants on anyway?
Marcy
TamiF
Prescott, AZ

October 22, 2005
1:58 AM

Post #1830366

:0 I thought it was a acorn squash at first glance.. What a beauty, and so darn green. What hoya are the leaves from? If thats a glabra leaf, mine is really lacking something.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

October 22, 2005
2:16 AM

Post #1830413

ibid the above. Carol I really think you should send one to PanamonCreel...I'd love to see him grow one!
kabob
Macon, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2005
2:18 AM

Post #1830418

OMG, what kind of hoya is that leaf from??? Awesome!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

October 22, 2005
2:22 AM

Post #1830433

p.s. he truly would be selling his TV (and computer...and couch). :S
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 22, 2005
4:41 AM

Post #1830631

Hey...that is the same leaf PlumeriaGod posted!!! It is a H. aff. latifolia (NOT IML 88...I have lost the IML #)...and some just grow HUGE. It has to be my all time fave for leaves! I have never seen a bloom...too busy making cuttings. When I retire I will let it grow...yuk yuk yuk and maybe see some blooms. Actually, I am letting one vine grow sans cutting it and hopefully will see flowas!!!
BetsyJ
Mt Zion, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2005
1:35 PM

Post #1830931

WHOA! Huuuuuge leaves! Makes me wonder how the plant can hold up that much weight! Is it true or are you guys just kidding when you say "The bigger the leaf, the bigger the blooms"? Cuz if it's true - holy cow...Carol...you gonna have yourself a BOUQUETTE when that thing blooms!
...I bet that is the leaf Adam had stragetically placed. =0)
bjf826
panhandle, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 22, 2005
2:15 PM

Post #1830990

Betsy, I LOL'd when I read your last line! He wouldn't have had to "place" that thing, he could have used it as a cape!!
Carol... I NEED one of those.. seriously!

Barb
BetsyJ
Mt Zion, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2005
2:17 PM

Post #1830996

BARB! LOL! ...tee hee!
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

October 22, 2005
4:27 PM

Post #1831241

Wow is totally correct!! I've never ever or will ever never see such a big leave...sniff, sniff. But whoever gets one will definitely have to have a cute UPS guy deliver it...lol.
:) Donna
bjf826
panhandle, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 22, 2005
4:36 PM

Post #1831256

Donna, the cutest ones are FedEx guys.. at least in my area! ;) Oops, that's the "other" thread...

Barb
hbabcock
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2005
4:41 PM

Post #1831268

IMPRESSIVE!! Carol, where did you cut it to stay in the pot? Is this where you cut the leaf in half?
Heather
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 22, 2005
5:13 PM

Post #1831328

Alas...the node had two leaves, the other almost as big...and I had to cut one off completely and the other (pictured) about 4/5 off. Will send picture of them all rooting wif dey liddel heads cutoff! heh heh.

;>)
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 22, 2005
6:31 PM

Post #1831461

Here is the another leaf I cut the same way...must've 'frisbeed'the big one off in the orchard...it is 11 x 6. I often cut them in odd ways so they will fit in the pot better. Way more than enough leaf to be a 'factory'...

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PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

October 22, 2005
7:31 PM

Post #1831538

Now if you could only start babies like you do begonias than you would be laughing!
:) Donna
MyHoyas
Trelleborg
Sweden

October 23, 2005
3:03 PM

Post #1832923

Here's another really nice contribution of big leaves: http://myhoyas.com/Hoya%20pentaphlebiaa%20big%20leaf.htm

The rest of the hoya can be seen here: http://myhoyas.com/Hoya%20pentaphlebiaa%20min.htm

Christina
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 23, 2005
4:39 PM

Post #1833035

Christina...lovely photos...looks like my H. pentaphlebia, but mine has never gotten leaves that big! I agree...it, glabra and citrina DO look alike, don't they!!!!
markroy68
San Francisco, CA

August 13, 2006
10:29 PM

Post #2618866

I pulled this thread up since someone asked about large leaved Hoyas.
SCShopgirl
Walhalla, SC
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2006
11:16 AM

Post #2620438

Thank YOU!!
Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

August 16, 2006
2:07 AM

Post #2626664

OK...I trellised up my H. onychoides & H. pentaphlebia & wanted to put a picture in here so since this is the BIG leaves thread... here is one.
This is the newly trellised onychoides.

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Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

August 16, 2006
2:08 AM

Post #2626668

Here is it's leaves in my hand

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Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

August 16, 2006
2:10 AM

Post #2626682

...and here is the pentaphlebia.
Mine isn't nearly as red and pretty as the one Christina showed. It could be a different clone of it. Also, I have had this one under a shade cloth.
Marcy

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Dianne492
New Iberia, LA

August 16, 2006
2:15 AM

Post #2626698

Marcy those are beautiful!!!!
ACsAgapePlants
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2006
3:34 AM

Post #2627401

Ok Marcy hide your hoyas, we're moving to CA! Those are just awesome, you don't need any of that "hoya dust":-).

Blessings,
Awanda
MsKitty
Chowchilla, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 16, 2006
8:31 AM

Post #2627776

Glorious, Marcy!!! And, Awanda, I think if you moved to Cali. you should move in next to Marcy so you can share a greenhouse!
Ann
susancva
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2006
5:59 PM

Post #2628983

oh, my goodness..they're the most well grown hoyas I've ever seen. You must have some sort of secret..
Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

August 16, 2006
7:25 PM

Post #2629200

Thanks all. No secret, no dust...just good ol Calif. fresh air and sunshine (shaded of course) for the summer. That onychoides sat in the house in a window all winter and did absolutly nothing until spring came and I moved it out to the tree.
Marcy
Mairzee_dotes
Long Beach, CA

August 16, 2006
7:44 PM

Post #2629245

Oh, by the way...that little bird figure that is in the pot of onychoides is a water/moisture meter. I have several of those that I found at a gift shop near me. You stick their long legs in the soil to a point near the roots, and if it drys out, they start to chirp every so often. They sound just like a real little bird. The only way you know it is not a real bird is that it happens quite regularly if the soil is dry. It also is fixed with a light meter so that they only chirp in the daylight hours so they don't wake you up to water the plant. Ha.
The gift shop had them out of the soil so they were all chirping away every 3 or 4 minutes. It was so cute, I couldn't resist getting a few. I placed them around in various plants and if I hear a chirping, I know that all the plants in that area are due for a water check. Neat, huh? I think I saw them advertised in one of my garden catalogs too.
Marcy
cicada
Brownsville, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2006
2:04 PM

Post #2631330

Gorgeous plants, Marcy.
green971
Great Falls, MT
(Zone 4a)

July 14, 2007
3:14 PM

Post #3735148

Hi all,

I had someone D-mail me asking about large leafed hoyas, before their order to David Liddle. Sorry I can't remember who it was off the top of my head. I was searching for info on my aff. latifolia, and came across this thread. I thought I would bump it up to the top.

Sara

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