Monday, July 14, 2008

Hoya Compacta Flower from Start to Finish

My compacta just had an umbel of flowers open up, and I actually caught a few pics of the flowers opening. They look so neat when they are in the process of opening, which only lasts a few hours. Even though I have seen this hoya flower a few times, I still love seeing it's flowers and I still love the smell of this one the best (chocolate).





6 comments:

Aiyana said...

Interesting progression. I'm still fascinated with these flowers!
Aiyana

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I was just introduced to Hoyas last week. They are very interesting, I wish I had smelled the flowers.

mike in ft pierce fl said...

Great progression shots. I recently was given a clipping from 1 of these but have never seen the flowers. Thanks

MrBrownThumb said...

Very nice series of pics.

CherB said...

Really neat picture series of hoyas in flower! I owned one when I used to live in Northern Ontario for a long time (4 yrs?) until it succumbed to overwatering, and it never once bloomed. Even though it was in a south window, it really didn't do much, and it didn't grow very much for me either. That being said, I still love these plants and now that I live in a zone 5 environ, I am tempted to try again. Alas, they are expensive when grown to any size.

pen said...

I've had one of these plants for about 7 years, it bloomed for the first time last summer. They were, by far, the stinkiest flowers I've ever had the displeasure of smelling. Is that the way they're supposed to smell?

Love you pics and thanks for sharing!