Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ciao, Bella!

A couple of days ago I recieved the Hoya Bella, albomarginate form. This is not on my final list of hoyas I want to collect (trying to cut down, very unsucessfully, on my endless hoya buying), however it was on my wanted list for a very long time and it was fairly cheap, so I bought it anyway. I reckon I can put it in with the regular bella (shown by it) and then it'll be "one" plant.

Type: Leaves approx. 4cm long and lanceolate (arrow shaped). Flowers white with a pink corona. Smell very faintly of hyacinth.
A hanging plant, that I rooted easily in a Jiffy 7 with bottom heat, that is apparently a slow grower but a good bloomer. Fairly thirsty and happy in dappled light.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Just One Flower...


This is my Publicalyx cv Silver Pink, finally flowering! Unfortunately I lost most of the flowers - they blasted, possibly due to overwatering, I don't know. But I was very pleased even just to get one flower - it surprised me when I got back very late last night. It had a huge droplet of nectar on it and smelled very much like the carnosa.

So it takes two weeks from flat buds to form open flowers.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hello... European Visitors

Ok, so I know I get a few visitors from Europe.

I'm trying to organise a European Round Robin, where I start by sending out a box of cuttings to some lucky person, who then replaces each cutting they take out with a different cutting, and preferably not a common hoya, and a good couple of nodes worth too. They then send it on to the next lucky person, who will do the same thing until it gets back to me.

Let me know if you're interested - email me at hilary.roberts@hotmail.com

Monday, April 02, 2007

No, I Really Don't Need It....

Hoya Curtisii

I'm trying very hard at the moment to not buy any more hoyas. I have decided on the three last hoyas I want, and I'm going to stick to it. Yes I am. I have no more space.

Sunday, April 01, 2007