Indian Rope Hoya

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Indian Rope Hoya

Postby The Estate » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:46 pm

flowering for the 2nd. time :P

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Postby abwal » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:52 pm

Hoyas are beautiful and many have a great perfume. There is a native one(white,flat leaves) which grows abundantly near our beach house.
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Postby The Estate » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:55 pm

the flowers look fake, like the old fash. plastic flowers :shock:
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Postby Luzy » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:54 pm

What a crazy plant - it looks incredibly healthy. :D
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Postby The Estate » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:57 pm

Luzy wrote:What a crazy plant - it looks incredibly healthy. :D


next time I see you remind me to take a small cutting of it for you 8)
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Postby abwal » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:20 pm

the flowers look fake, like the old fash. plastic flowers

Yes rather waxy looking, a bit like stephy that way, but the perfume soon lets you know they are the real thing.
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Postby The Estate » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:33 pm

abwal wrote:the flowers look fake, like the old fash. plastic flowers

Yes rather waxy looking, a bit like stephy that way, but the perfume soon lets you know they are the real thing.


whats a stephy, just smelt mine and it stinks, and measured it by the way from the top of the basket it is nearly 1.6 mtr long :shock:
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Postby abwal » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:50 pm

The Estate, Stephanotis. The only ones I have smelled are the natives and they are great. They are all through the scrub in the Tanglewood area of the beach reserve. They climb all over the trees and shrubs and many of them are quite a few meters in length.
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Postby The Estate » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:58 pm

Do you think you could take a pic for me :shock:
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Postby Lin » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:56 pm

That's a fantastic plant TheE, you must tell me your secret - I would be too embarrassed to show you my hoya - it looks very sad. :oops:
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Postby belladonna » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:07 pm

isn't stephanotis from Madagascar(as in the Madagascar vine).I need to go investigate more be back soon
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Postby belladonna » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:14 pm

yep I googled it and found out its also called Bridal Creeper (in SA its a noxious weed, strangling acres of native scrub)Like a lot of plants it seems to have alot of cultivars which are almost all from Madagascar.So sorry I got it wrong I thought it was this http://www.weeds.org.au/cgi-bin/weedide ... b&card=V08
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Postby The Estate » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:10 am

Lin wrote:That's a fantastic plant TheE, you must tell me your secret - I would be too embarrassed to show you my hoya - it looks very sad. :oops:


Reg. watering, same as other plants and undercover out the front , not in direct sun, gets a little bit of sirect sun but not much, others are in glass hose, just new ones last year :P
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Postby abwal » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:18 am

The Estate, I will try to get it in flower. If not, I'll get some shots of the vines.

Yes, belladonna. It used be very popular in wedding bouquets.
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Postby The Estate » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:23 am

thanks Ab. :P
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Postby enrico » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:09 am

Very cool....... :D
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Postby The Estate » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:10 am

Thanks it is one of my fav plants :P and its out the front where I can show it off :shock:
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Postby midgin » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:11 am

I have the same Hoya but it has not flowered as yet.
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Postby The Estate » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:13 am

How old is it Mig :?:
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Postby midgin » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:15 am

Actually I got it at a garage sale approx 6 monthe ago... it didn't twig it was a Hoya, I thought it was some sort of succulent. I love the curly leaves.
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