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As a comment about Hoya (Hoya curtisii), plantladylin wrote:

I had two baskets of Hoya curtisii a few years ago. It didn't survive for long under my care. They were both out on my deck with all of my other Hoyas, receiving bright indirect light. I read somewhere recently that H. curtisii prefers cooler conditions so it might have survived longer if I'd kept it inside in the air conditioning and not outside in the high heat and humidity.
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Carolyn22
Nov 11, 2012 9:38 AM CST
Lin

Perhaps there is something to cooler conditions for Hoya Curtisii. Mine is getting ready to flower - I live in the NE and I see you are in Florida. I will post pictures when she flowers.

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plantladylin
Nov 11, 2012 11:13 AM CST
Carolyn: Congratulations on getting Hoya curtisii to grow well and bloom! I've heard conflicting stories regarding the conditions this Hoya prefers, and recently an extremely knowledgeable person told me my problem was probably letting it go completely dry ... apparently this is one Hoya that prefers moist conditions.

Yes, please upload a few of your photo's of Hoya curtisii to the database! Hoya (Hoya curtisii)

I look forward to seeing them!
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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Nov 11, 2012 12:18 PM CST
Lin

I will as soon as it blooms. I have taken a few pictures with the blooms coming. Now you have me wondering regarding the moisture. Previously I let my hoyas go dry before watering. I generally have a glass of water upstairs (where my hoyas are) and I have taken to dumping what water is in the glass when I go downstairs - I do check to make sure these plants are not damp before doing this -

I am seeing on this plant where the blooms come from the leaf axils and not a typical peduncil that I have on my other hoyas.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 11, 2012 6:02 PM CST
Oh, I didn't know that ... I just assumed it formed peduncle's like other hoyas. Some day I may try Hoya curtisii again ... and keep it moist. I grow all of my plants, Hoya and everything else in a very fast draining potting medium, and I know my trouble with H. lacunosa is because it stays too dry as well.

*Blush* I'm bad about watering on a regular basis and some of my plants stay too dry for too long! I have three lacunosa's that are struggling and I think I might repot them into plain old potting soil and try to keep them watered more often. Smiling
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