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Growing Hoyas and Other Tropicals

By AlohaHoya
November 13, 2013

There are different ways to grow hoyas and other tropical plants, and everyone has to find the way that works best for them. I'm going to share with you the way that works for me.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Nov 12, 2013 7:09 PM CST
I'm pretty new to Hoya and your article has cleared up a lot of mysteries for me and I've found I'm doing a lot of things totally wrong! I now know how to remedy the problems!
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Nov 12, 2013 8:41 PM CST
I agree with Anne! I too am fairly new to Hoya's, and your article is a keeper for me! Love the little star! This is one that I'll come back to again for a refresher!
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Nov 12, 2013 8:56 PM CST
Glad it could help....

Write me anytime with questions or problems...would be glad to help. Big Grin I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 13, 2013 9:15 AM CST
Thank you Carol! I thoroughly enjoy learning from you and reading about how these wonderful Hoya's grow in nature. Your advice about growing them as houseplants is immeasurable and we are so fortunate that you always willingly share your knowledge in an easy to understand manner! Thank you for this great article! Thumbs up
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Nov 13, 2013 10:12 AM CST
When I started growing Hoyas I was helped and guided by some wonderful people who shared their knowledge selflessly. I was very lucky and feel the way to thank them best is to continue to help others. Glad it is working!!!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 13, 2013 10:46 AM CST
It's working beautifully ... isn't it nice to be able to pay it forward? Lovey dubby
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Name: Patty
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Patty
Nov 16, 2013 10:55 AM CST
I've had mine for years and they are growing and looking great... But no blooms. I grew them before in a different state (Alaska) where they bloomed like crazy but I can't figure out what is different. Any suggestions?
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Nov 21, 2013 1:40 PM CST
OK...so this is going to sound crazy...but here I go....

Some of the BEST growers of Hoyas as houseplants are the Swedes!! in small houses or apts....the gases produced by humans breathing the oxygen enables the plants to grow quite healthily. I get plants trying to come INSIDE thru the screens - yes...vining INSIDE where it is darker...and darker (to plants) means night when they intake and carbon monoxide (stupid me...is it monoxide or dioxide)...anyway...

This is not to say you should close up your house...but this does have something to do with it. Air flow, also...for a silly reason... and a good balanced fert. like 10-15-10 half strength in the growing times.....

HTH
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 21, 2013 2:45 PM CST
Plants take in Carbon dioxide and give off Oxygen. Smiling
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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AlohaHoya
Dec 7, 2013 10:21 AM CST
thanks Lin...I get stuff mixed up and usually type before I should!!!! Whistling
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