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Hoya Meliflua

This is my Hoya Meliflua. The plant just grow tall without any branch.

Hoya Meliflua has rigid leaves that don’t show any vines. According to the Wikipedia this Hoya is came from my own country, the Philippines. The site says, the plant is common to apayao, La Union, Rizal, Bataan, Laguna, Mindoro, Palawan, Negros, Panay and Leyte.

I did not see the actual flowers yet since mine is still a baby, but hoping to blooms soon. According to Wikipedia that the flowers are reddish orange and have nectaries near the base.

The name of the Meliflua is derived from the word “Mellis” which means honeydew and word “Flou” meaning is flow. these two words combined was created due to the dark nectar that stains the flowers and it’s flowered in every June.

Hoya Meliflua is another species of hoya that is easy to care but I was just wondering why it’s hard for this plant to branch. As you can see in the video, it just growing into long single vine. I decided to cut with hope that he will branch somehow.

As an update, it is about two months now since I cut my hoya Meliflua however there is no indication of a new branch.

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Let’s Take a Peek to my Hoya Ciliata

Hoya Ciliata is fast grower type of Hoya. This was what he looks like a month ago, now, it goes back to non-fuller plant.

While I was busy rescuing my other plants on the garage from cold. I never thought my Hoya Ciliata got caught on the heating. The whole stem were hanging and was cooked. Huhuhu, what kind of a parent plant I am? Well, even I feel sad yet can’t completely sad because this plant is very easy and grow faster than any other Hoyas. Hoya Ciliata is not fussy hoya as I thought.

When I first got this plant, he was in 2.5″ nursery pot. I bought 2 pots but later I sold the other one when I observed that he grows faster. I did not see my plant blooms yet but the plant owner told me that the flowers are dark almost colored-black. Well, definitely I’m excited to see my Hoya Ciliata blooms, he added also that this Hoya has a pleasant smell.

People are asking me, how do I care specific plants especially Hoya. As I always said, I am not an expert for plants but I do love collecting and propagating them. For me, it is more on experimenting. Plants do have common behavior, they don’t like to be dried up and over-watered lolz… so these two common things are my mean concern because until now I am still on that corner.