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#1 Martin Hingst

 
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:48 AM

Hello,

some close-ups of this quite common and uncommon plant:

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Looks a bit like the fur of a polar bear or something - really special.

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Martin

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 18:29 PM

That's just bizarre!!! Where does it come from?

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 18:38 PM

What a stunner! Does it set seed easily?

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:09 PM

Hi,

this plant is quite widespread - from China to Australia.

Nadja - no idea, it is quite a common houseplant here, so easily available as a grown plant. But I think I have read somewhere that seed set is low. My first flower fell off after some time, seems as if has to be hand pollinated at least.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:15 PM

Nice furry flowers :smile:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:42 PM

Oh no! We have that plant too. The flowers are beautiful but they smell disgusting to me. :moderator:

Edited by Deadly Weapon, 22 July 2011 - 21:47 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:36 AM

Oooh, now that's different!
Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:05 AM

Oh no! We have that plant too. The flowers are beautiful but they smell disgusting to me. :moderator:


I love the smell, but it can be very strong, especially at night (moth pollinated?). I grow the variegated version as well, which does not smell so much.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:36 AM

Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing.
I really love Hoyas, they are my favorite plant genus, and of course I have a more or less decent collection of them. You really have to see the other species, they're awesome! I leave you the webpage of a Swedish grower, there you can see pics of many of the species: Hoyor.net

And regarding seed, they are extremely difficult to hand pollinate, with some species you even need a microscope O.o, it ihappens more often that they get pollinated by insects but even in that way it is not very common.

Cheers

Edited by cosmo, 27 July 2011 - 04:37 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 13:17 PM

Beautiful pictures!