Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:48 AM
some close-ups of this quite common and uncommon plant:
Looks a bit like the fur of a polar bear or something - really special.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:09 PM
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.
Thanks and regards
Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:42 PM
Edited by Deadly Weapon, 22 July 2011 - 21:47 PM.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:05 AM
Oh no! We have that plant too. The flowers are beautiful but they smell disgusting to me.
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.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:36 AM
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.
Edited by cosmo, 27 July 2011 - 04:37 AM.