Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hoya Archboldiana

I got this hoya in the summer of 2006. In the fall, it sprouted its first long vine and at the end of it a peduncle popped out. It then did nothing until the following spring, when it produced about a dozen buds. These are the only three that didn't fall off, but they thrilled me anyway. Each of these flowers is nearly 2" in diameter, and have a very light scent, that reminds me a bit of baby oil. I just love their cup shape. Hoya Archboldiana grows wild in Papua, New Guinea. The leaves average about 7" long and 2" wide and are a very dark green. It has put on a lot of growth this year, and budded up one more time, but the buds blasted unfortunately (fell off before opening). I have great hopes for it next year, in our new house.

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