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Dec 27, 2019 10:09 AM CST
Virginia Beach (Zone 8a)
I have a three-leaf, four-node cutting of Hoya Caudata 'Sumatra' that I hope to root. Yesterday evening when I got it, I popped one end in rooting hormone, then planted it in a nursery pot of moist soil inside a plastic bag. It's with H. Fungii and H. Carnosa Krimson Queen.

Should I
1) store the plastic bag in light or darkness?
2) root the cutting in Leca or pumice instead of a potting mix?
3) do something else?

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Regards,

Lisa
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Dec 27, 2019 11:53 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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The one that I have tested is with an Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen' cutting, have used just water gel beads and it adapted well. I just have them positioned in a warm, bright light area and it did well. But I made the cutting while it was still summer, so ambient conditions are warm all over. Not during winter time.
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Dec 27, 2019 12:17 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I have rooted all my Hoyas in soil but, its loose and airy soil (Hoyas are mostly epiphytic). Your Hoya cutting will root at the leaf nodes, not on the bottom of the stem. Wind the cutting around on the top of a pot of soil (half cactus mix and half perlite works well) and peg it down at every leaf node. Then cover the node with a little bit of soil.

Don't put it in a bag but do find a bright warm spot (no direct sun). Keep the soil damp (not wet) until you see new growth. Plant cuttings grow roots before they grow new leaves so, when you see new leaves, you will know the cutting is rooted.
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Dec 27, 2019 4:47 PM CST
Virginia Beach (Zone 8a)
I am trying again to propagate my Hoya Caudata. How do these pics look to you? I'll add more soil on top of the leaf nodes. I used twist ties to secure the leaf nodes to the soil.

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Dec 28, 2019 11:26 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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That will work. Just make sure the nodes make good contact with the soil. I use large paper clips cut in half and pinned over each node.
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Dec 28, 2019 7:47 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Use the 'Carol' method... lay the cutting on loose soil and weight the nodes down lightly with small stones. Works every time
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