Last updated:
25 dec 2011

Hoya 'Joy'

 

 

 

 

 

Hoya 'Joy' is a suspected cross between an unidentified species from Laos (Hoya sp. Laos) and Hoya vitellina, hybridized by Michael Miyashiro in Hawaii. Hoya 'Joy' has a sister who is known and sold as Hoya 'Metallica', but these are two diffrent seedlings.

 

The quite shiny slightly recurved leaves are a little bumpy on top and you can "feel" the veins, but the underside is a little fuzzy. They are light green to dark green with dark edges and when grown in bright light/sunshine they get a nice red colour, but the veins remain green making this foliage absolutely gorgeous! They have some flecks and the size of the leaves vary between 8-17 cm long and 5-11 cm wide. So far, but they say this hoya can get really big leaves!

 

The reflexed flowers have greenish yellow corollas and pink coronas. The size of the flowers is about 1 cm and you'll find 20-30 flowers in an umbel. The flowers last only a few days and they have a rather pleasant fresh fragrance, but sometimes with a hint of typical vitellina smell (!).

To view more photos and read about my Hoya  'Joy', click here:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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