Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gorgeous Little Hoya Kerrii Flowers

Yesterday they opened, the flower buds on my Hoya kerrii:

Hoya kerrii blossoms

Hoya kerrii blossoms

Hoya kerrii blossoms

Hoya kerrii blossoms

Hoya kerrii blossoms

Hoya kerrii blossoms
All photos above: Hoya kerrii blossoms on July 23, 2013



And to compare the Hoya kerrii blossoms with the Hoya carnosa compacta:

Hoya carnosa compacta blossomsHoya carnosa compacta blossoms
Hoya carnosa compacta blossoms

Hoya kerrii blossomsHoya kerrii blossoms
Hoya kerrii blossoms

The plush part of the carnosa compacta blossoms is pink and the inner petals are white and pointy turning deep red toward the middle. I've noticed that these blossoms develop large drops of dew between the inner petals after the plant has been watered.

The kerrii flowers, however, are beige or almost yellow with a slight pink iridescence, depending on the angle at which you look at them. Their inner petals are deep pink and round.

The interesting difference to the carnosa compacta flowers, however, is that the kerrii flowers develop dew drops at the ends of the inner petals, not in between.

Hoya kerrii blossoms with dew

Hoya kerrii blossoms with dew

Hoya kerrii blossoms with dew
Three photos above: Hoya kerrii blossoms with dew on July 23, 2013

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