Today's bloom is Hoya 'Royal Hawaiian Purple' (Hoya pubicalyx)

Bloom of the Day for January 20th, 2014:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials, Vines and Climbers

Bloom color: Pink, Magenta (pink-purple), Fuchsia (red-purple), Dark Purple/Black, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10b to Zone 11

Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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flfwrs wrote:
This is lovely! I have trouble getting my Hoyas to bloom. A friend gave me a cutting of a rope hoya (hoya compacta) two years ago and says hers blooms all the time but mine never has. I also have a hoya anulata which blooms very infrequently. They are in pots inside a screened in porch with dark screen that has an eastern/southern exposure so they get lots of muted light but not too much. An

KyWoods wrote:
Wow, that is a stunning bloom!

sunkissed wrote:
Beautiful bloom! flfwrs, I only have one hoya (Hoya lacunosa) and I keep it outside in a hanging basket under the shaded oaks, it does get filtered sun and most shade. I feed it when I feed my orchids, the same food. Mostly let it get rain water, but if I do have to water it, I water with rain water. It seems to bloom off and on from late spring through the fall. Maybe in the summer you could fi

jhonpeeter64 wrote:
This is lovely and awesome bloom! This message was edited Feb 20, 2014 2:12 AM