10 responses to “Hoya pubicalyx”

  1. tweetie

    great photo, i love hoya plants.

  2. Christopher Graham

    Yes! Never thought I’d see this plant on this web, but I’m so glad. It has been a mystery house plant with my mother for years, 20yrs? About 6yrs ago I took a cutting and just this past year it finally flowered, never before in her care. I find the trick is to let the tendrals grow and ‘reach’ out. Then after leafless tendral is about 2feet long and summer arrives, the flower peduncles emerge. Yay!

  3. Douglas Justice

    The plant looks more like Hoya carnosa to me, though without seeing the whole plant, I couldn’t be sure. If I’m not mistaken, the leaves of H. pubicalyx are longer, smoother and have more silver markings. I’m also relatively certain that its flowers are generally darker than the common wax plant’s. But I also know that hoyas are a variable lot, with those in cultivation not necessarily adequately representing what has been described botanically.

    My grandmother supplied me with my first wax plant–H. carnosa–when I was about 13. She was responsible for starting me off with a number of great plants (including Schlumbergera, Rhipsalis, Haworthia and Aloe). I was amazed at their ability to survive my teenage neglect (grandmothers are smart). I recall marvelling at the sudden appearance of the enormous, umbellate inflorescences of the hoya, and their cloyingly sweet fragrance. I suppose that’s one of the hallmarks of being a teenage boy: not noticing that things are changing until something really obvious happens.

  4. Sandy

    great pic of hoya flower but i agree with Douglas, that its most likely form of H. carnosa…He hit the nail on the head with the description of pubicalyx…here is a very detailed site of many acurate hoya varieties and pictures here: http://www.myhoyas.com/index%20ENG.htm
    Hope that helps in identifying hoyas correctly.

  5. Jan McEvey

    Hi I’ve always been facsinated by the amazing Hoya. My mother-in-law had one for 32 years and it never flowered. I was told there were a male and female plant. Hers was supposedly the male. I live in Victoria Australia and would like some advice on which the best to grow in our climate.
    I do have a type of hothouse, it is not the best
    but will have to do. Please help me to grow lovely hoyas. Thank you Jan McEvey

  6. Michel

    We have a plant for 10 years and this morning we were surprised by a lovely flower. I will post a picture soon.

  7. John Wroblewski

    I Had a Hoya plant that flowered every year and the Aroma was simply awesome. As I moved from Winnipeg in the winter I couldn’t transport it here. I would love to get one again any suggestions. Thanks John

  8. Jack- HOYA MASTER

    HOYAS SECRET !! I have had Hoyas 4 over 15 years now simply when i have a hoya that has done no Blooming or slow growing take plant out of pot and remove all soil from roots carefully then repot in” miracle gro potting soil” NOT regular potting soil or sand mixtures BUT MIRACLE GRO POTTING SOIL watch the plant take off new shoots & blooms in months be sure to water well after potting. keep in well lit but filtered light. then water only when soil is dry sparingly. Good luck

  9. sarappel

    Wow this was so cool to find more information. I got a cutting from my great aunt about 21 years ago, we had no clue it would flower.I have no idea how long she had her plant. A couple Months ago I moved it (to give it a good watering) on top of the wood stove. Two days ago it flowered. So the plant likes that location BUT where is the best place to move it when winter comes. We live in Wyoming, USA.

  10. Allana - Montreal, QC

    I love my Hoya. I do not have a green thumb by any means but my Hoya was a cutting from a friend of mine whose plant was about 40 years old I believe and hers only flowered once that she could remember. Mine stared to flower about a year after I got it and has flowered yearly ever since (about 5 years now). I keep it on a stand in the dining room by the patio door or in summer I put it outside in my screened porch. It is thriving and I have never done anything but water it. The tendrils that the flowers grow from are very long and I will intertwine them back through the plant so they don’t drag on the floor.

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