Friday, 1 May 2009

Hoya globiflora and mindorensis

I don't consider myself to be a die-hard hoya fan, but I do appreciate these plants for their unique flowers whenever they are in bloom. The H. mindorensis is possibly one of the more unusual hoyas around. Although their leaves are not particularly spectacular, the flowers are quite a sight to behold, albeit small. However, my favourite hoya has to be the H. obscura, not just because of it's purplish green fleshy leaves but more for its intense fragrance. It is certainly a plant to grow in a scented garden, along with various other fragrant plants like jasmine, rangoon creeper, gardenia, ylang ylang and the fiddlewood.

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