Tag: krimson queen

You know you love your plant when..

… you spend 2 hours at night after a long day of work unraveling the vines of a Hoya to try and change the trellis. My Hoya Krimson Queen was too heavy for the simple, round wire trellis and the plant was starting to lean to one side. There wasn’t enough room for the vines and leaves to grow without problems, either. The innermost leaves were warped out of shape from getting stuck in tight spaces and the vines were strangling themselves as they grew larger.
Time to save this big boy.
A pyramid shaped trellis works better for larger plants with more weight to them. Luckily I had a spare one after slaughtering my Hoya australis (starting over from cuttings because of root problems).
This new setup works much better! Now every leaf gets sunlight and there’s room for even more growth.

Hoya flowers on a rainy day

This week is going to be rainy and windy with pretty much no chance of sun. My Hoyas gave me something nice to look at, now that I can’t go outside on my walks – 2 huge flower umbels on my Hoya carnosa “krimson queen”, 3 umbels on my Hoya cumingiana and 5 on my Hoya bella. When I wake up in the morning, my living room smells like all sorts of candy mixed together.
The cumingiana and bella have both been blooming constantly for the last couple of months, developing new peduncles as the old ones fall off.