With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Hoya Plant in Bloom

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hoya Plant in Bloom

Remember this picture I posted a little while ago? It is a tiny bud on my Hoya plant. Watch as it develops and opens to a very unique blossom.
Three days later... Two days after that... After two more days... Four days later...
and finally one day later... how it looked this morning... the flower is fragrant too...looking to the left on the plant, you can see the location of the flower cluster... wouldn't it be magnificent to have blossoms filling this plant?
I started this plant from a small cutting about two years ago. It flowered for the first time in August 08. Although I have read that Hoya plants like lots of sunlight, this one lives quite happily in front of a north facing window.

18 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

I remember my Grandma had one of those. We didn't know the name so we called it a matchstick plant. They are very interesting plants ~ the flowers look like wax.
Thanks for the memories!

lilyvalley said...

I always loved to see my grandmother's tulips and daffodils bloom in the early spring. Thanks for sharing the amazing pics!
Karen

Bethany said...

This is a gorgeous plant! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Mildred said...

These delicate little blooms remind me of pink milk glass! So very pretty.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the pictures you took of the plant in all the stages leading up to the beautiful blooms!!! Great job!

Nadine said...

I love the stages. I've not seen that before - how unique and beautiful they are.

Miss Jen said...

Mrs.H,
I LOVED this! :) It was so neat to see the beautiful flower develop in stages!! Isn't God's creation marvelous?! ;)
Hope you are having a wonderful day, dear friend.

Love in Jesus,
Miss Jen

So blessed! said...

Oh WOW...that is lovely. Thanks for the great pictures of the stages.

Michele said...

Wow, these pictures are *AMAZING*!! I enjoyed seeing the metamorphosis day-by-day. (o:

Sharon said...

I have a hoya too. It seems to have stopped blooming for me. They are beautiful. Any Ideas would be appreciated. How much do you water yours? I was also picked by Bella. I ordered her wrist warmers and am teaching myself to crochet. LOL Sharon

LDH said...

Thanks all, for your sweet comments!
Sharon, I lightly water once or twice a week, but lately have been watering a bit more. I've read they should be allowed to dry out between waterings. I have looked closely and found several tiny sprout-like growth along the vines. They could do nothing, become a leaf or maybe... another blossom! I look each day and there is very little change, but I am hopeful :)

JudyBug said...

That is such a gorgeous plant! Who would dream that is how it would bug? Thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

Wow, what an amazing series of photos and a beautiful plant. Thanks for visiting my blog, glad you enjoyed it.

Maggie Ann said...

So thats a Hoya plant...I had one once upon a time and the blooms are lovely, so unique. I was having a very bad allergy year though that year and the fragrance of the flowers did me dirt...grin.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I couldn't help but comment on your lovely photos. Your Hoya carnosa is a lovely specimen. They prefer bright indirect light, so you have it a brilliant position. You are right to let the soil dry out almost completely between waterings. An occasional misting with weak fertiliser during the growing months will help promote more umbels of flowers. They also flower more profusely when pot-bound, so don't rush to repot it!
Good Old Mother Nature!
Kind regards,
Molly
(Molly's Tropical Plants)

LDH said...

Hello Molly, Thanks for you growing hints! Since this posting, my plant had grown substantially. I keep twisting the new growth around the plant and it is now like a small bush. Just recently I have noticed abundant growth. I am so anticipating a new bloom period!

Thank you for your visit and comment!
Kindly, ldh

Anonymous said...

Just noticed this bloom on a plant in my house recently it was on a glass shelf and it spread out in a perfect circle of stars ,.. really cool effect

Chris in OS, Wash.

Valerie said...

So cool - I have never heard of this plant before. Wow. I love the progression.

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