Honey-Sweet BlossomMonday, April 15, 2013
My Hoya kerrii flowers have opened! I am so thrilled to see two bunches of them opening one at a time. They may not be as gorgeous as its pretty leaves... still good enough to bring some cheers.
Pic below is one of them...
A day later, I saw nectar oozing out from its central crown of the flower. Looks like sweet syrup, so I tasted it. It is reeaaally sweeeeet!!
Actually it is just not these blooms that I am so thrilled about. Few months back I thought this vine was going to die on me as its leaves suddenly kept turning yellow and dropping. It is amazing how the vine has bounced back, growing healthy leaves and flowering :-)
Sometimes I think the weather affects the hoya. What is your take?
The same friend also grows some plants. Earlier I took some cuttings from her Jasminum sambac shrub. It's really easy to grow and propagate but I have yet to find out the cultivar name though. Anyone know?
And this one below... not as easy to grow in my opinion but still happily growing is the Aphelandra squarrosa. Commonly known as Zebra Plant and quite popular. Here is a new flower bract that has been growing for a few weeks...