Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Cut Flower Hoya

Flowering Hoya cumingiana
Cluster waiting to bloom
Flower detail
In early 2011, I found branches of a native Hoya being sold in a stall in Dangwa.  It is Hoya cumingiana and they are sold as leaves spray for cut flowers.  A bundle of 6 pieces sold for 35.  Haggling got me 4 bundles for 100 pesos. I clustered them and placed on dry sphagnum moss.

A year after, the once lanky Hoya sprays are now upright and heathy.  And they seem to be loving the wet weather as they are coming out with their first flower umbels. It seems Hoya cumingiana is one of the nicest hoyas to grow in the urban garden an they are easy to bloom.  Will watch out for more sprays in my next Dangwa visit.
The leaf spray bundle

7 comments:

Mark and Gaz said...

Great to create new plants from cuttings, especially if some haggling is involved too!

Andrea said...

Oh, so there is a hoya which doesn't have the viny habit! I love it as it grows upright and yes flower in just a year. Do you think it flowers all year? I have some hoya now from cuttings too and despite our difficult dry season in the province, they are okay. Maybe i should visit Dangwa too, if only to scout for that!

metscaper said...

There are a few upright hoyas including the popular shooting star or Hoya multiflora.

Plant Chaser said...

Pretty rewards from your cuttings. I haven't been to Dangwa in over a decade. Any more possible great finds? -- Bom @ Plant Chaser

metscaper said...

Yep. Got a Pandan fruit which are now seedlings in my garden. Also cut fruits of a certain tree which turned out to be a local nutmeg. Now 1 foot seedlings.

Bryz said...

sir pat baka merun ka pang seedlings ng hoya enga naman hehehe

metscaper said...

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