Hoyas in Hawaii
This site will feature photographs of hoya blooms. This site will hopefully allow people who grow hoyas to identify their hoya based on the flower characteristics and colors as shown in these photographs. Ultimately, joining the Hoya Society International, Inc., will further your knowledge on these fascinating and truely exotic plants. See links below for further sites pertaining to hoyas.
Top Ten Favorite Hoyas for Hawaii
- Hoya sp. Biak
A small flowering species with yellow flowers in clusters covering a plant. Good blooming and plants tends to be a good vigorous grower. Will probably be seen more and more in collections due to its ease of bloom and charming character.
- Hoya carnosa "Suzy Q"
My favorite variegated carnosa cultivar. While most carnosa variegates are slow. This one actually has vigor and even blooms well. A specimen plant in a 6 inch hanging basket can have as many as ten umbels of bloom all flowering at once.
- Hoya coriacea
If you like huge clusters of peachy yellow fuzzy blooms, then this one has your name on it! A good growing species.
- Hoya kerrii Albomarginata
What can be said about this beauty that has not been said already. A true collector's plant of anything variegated. Easily grown and once established, it even flowers well too!
- Hoya kerrii Variegata
The reverse variegated form of the above. Slower growing and rarely flowers.
- Hoya megalaster"IML 1098"
The beautiful red-maroon flowered hoya almost constantly in flower. Big flowers hang from big green floppy leaves and wirey stems. Excellent fragrance at night too!
- Hoya mitrata
An easily grown and flowering species closely related to Hoya darwinii. Leaves actually develop the balloon-like bladders. Flower umbels bloom upright.
- Hoya caudata var. Sumatra
A new selection of Hoya caudata with longer fuzzier leaves and larger flowers. A better grower and bloomer for me.
- Hoya Macgillivrayi Pandanus Creek
Large flowered, dark red, and deeply fragrant. What more could you ask for? And yes, a frequent bloomer too!
- Hoya wallichii
Erroneously referred to Hoya campanulata. This shrubby to viney plant sends out frequent clusters of thin papery white to beige flowers throughout the year. This is NOT Hoya campanulata!
- Hoya sp. New Guinea Ant Funnel
A strange new species from New Guinea with large roundish leaves with palmate venetion with fuzz and no underside cusp edge. Leaves over-lap to form a funnel and it is within these funnels that the plant produces its spur. Flowers produced in these vases have a haunting fragrance like cloves to somewhat of a cattleya orchid fragrance. Dried flowers, as well as debris falls into the cups and forms a compost bin of nutrients that the plants eventually sends feeder roots into and start utilizing the rich organic nutrients found there. Nothing else like it!
- Hoya sp. 93039
A new species from Borneo with arachnid (spidery) looking blooms with beautiful waxy leaves as well. A unique introduction that we'll see more of. Nothing else like it.
Other Hoya Sites
Hoyas by Michael Miyashiro
Variegated Hoyas Page
Hoya Foliage Page
Hoya Society International, Inc.
Ed Gilding's Hoya Page (another grower in Hawaii)
The Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii, Inc.