There is some debate as to it's origins; i recollected it was picked up on a fallen/rotting twig on a road up to a radio/tv broadcasting station between Kahang-Jemaluang road in Johor, Malaysia while my friend insisted it was picked up in the Panti area. Well, it probably does not matter, the 2 localities are just 80 km or so apart in Johor State sharing a common lowland rainforest habitat.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Hoya species has been climbing about on my wall together with some of my native miniature orchids. The leaves are small and long shoots or vines are also more contained. This clone has entirely smooth leaf margin versus wavy leaf margins in clones available in US and European collection. It retains the same characteristics under different growers. The compactness and smallness is the main reason that i kept it. I have given cuttings to a couple of friends and also send long climbing shoots to the bin but it has never flowered over 3 or 4 years. When it did 2 weeks ago, it lasted less than 2 days. The umbel naturally faces the ground. I had to "right" it up to avoid using the bright sky as backdrop. Each flower is just 8 mm across.. small.