I think I have a new Favorite Hoya. H. calycina has just bloomed and the flowers look good enough to eat! They remind me a little bit of candy canes; as a matter of fact the only thing that could make this plant more perfect would be if it bloomed at Christmas time. The blooms smell so sweet and flowery. I love everything about it, and also it needs no special treatment such as grow tents and artificial lighting like so many of my other plants do to bloom.
I have just added a new heading to the site called Just the Flowers Ma’am. This is the area of the site where I will be adding links to a new breed of Time-lapse video. These videos will be very simple and show only the beautiful footage of flowers opening usually to a classical music piece. There will be no travelogue footage, cats, or other humorous touches. I will still be making those videos as well, but they will not come under the Just the Flowers Ma’am heading. My very first addition to this area is Hoya calycina – I think is is quite beautiful and here is the link to that video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFLDaqanARA&list=UU9DxwWm4t5SE9tg_5WowesA&index=1&feature=plcp
There will be a page set up for Hoya calcynia with its care requirements in the next week or so. Here is a photo of the blooms with many more to follow: