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Feb 9, 2020 12:38 PM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Is this the time of year that most Hoya start blooming? I have three (maybe four) that I've noticed that have started blooming. I was expecting it to happen later in the spring. I know Mariedorer has one, do you have more blooming? Does anyone else?
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Feb 9, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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I guess I have never paid attention. SO my answer is, I don't know!
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Feb 9, 2020 7:55 PM CST
Ohio
It must be our wonderful Ohio weather Adrienne! Hilarious!

You'll have to share some pictures when you can!
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Feb 10, 2020 10:34 AM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Here's my lacunosa snow caps
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Here's linearis
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I know I've put this DS70 on here before, but here it is again

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And this multiflora is a maybe. It's definitely been changing shape.

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Sorry, that last one is kind of a bad picture. I'll try to get a better one today.
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Feb 10, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Ohio
Wow!!! You have so many blooms at once. That's awesome! I cant wait to see all your blooms.
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Feb 10, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I have lots of peduncles but only Lacunosa is blooming. I don't think it ever stops! See all the peduncles?

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Feb 10, 2020 6:04 PM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Yes! Beautiful! Lovey dubby
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Feb 10, 2020 10:05 PM CST
Ohio
Beautiful Daisy! So many blooms on there! Hurray!
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Feb 11, 2020 6:09 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
WOW Daisy!!!!!
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Feb 12, 2020 11:23 AM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Lacunosa peduncle. I knocked it off when I was opening up the curtains this morning. I didn't notice at the time. I just found it on the floor.
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Feb 12, 2020 12:05 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Feb 12, 2020 6:20 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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My Hoya shooting star likes the cooler conditions, and it gets the feel of it since it is by our sliding door. It has been in bloom during the Christmas season, then it finished it off by Janaury only to set another batch of buds on the same peduncle. So I guess I can say it is still blooming time for it.

February batch for Hoya shooting star
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My two other Hoyas, I know their bloom time is almost always around June yet. So it is just leaf formation mode for now.
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Feb 12, 2020 7:12 PM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
tarev said:My Hoya shooting star likes the cooler conditions, and it gets the feel of it since it is by our sliding door. It has been in bloom during the Christmas season, then it finished it off by Janaury only to set another batch of buds on the same peduncle. So I guess I can say it is still blooming time for it.

February batch for Hoya shooting star
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My two other Hoyas, I know their bloom time is almost always around June yet. So it is just leaf formation mode for now.


How often do you water your shooting star? I know you've said before but I couldn't remember. I feel like I should be watering mine more.
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Feb 12, 2020 8:22 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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I always keep it moist, so every other day in winter. But during the longer drier months, everyday.
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Feb 13, 2020 6:30 AM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
near St. Clair MI
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No blooms here; not even forming buds yet.
Mine start forming buds in June, too. Growth in general is sluggish right now. Otherwise, all in my Hoya collection are healthy.
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Feb 13, 2020 6:32 AM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
near St. Clair MI
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Feb 13, 2020 6:32 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
I have seen a few brand new green leaves coming to on some of my Hoya but no blooms so far
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Feb 13, 2020 9:44 AM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
This morning my linearis dropped its peduncle Crying
I can understand why this one did, it was an existing peduncle from when I purchased the plant two-ish months ago and recently the conditions (that it must've loved) changed. My retusa was looking like it needed a humidifier so I added one in the area and I guess the linearis doesn't appreciate it as much as the retusa. About a week after adding the humidifier, the peduncle dropped. That's the only thing I can think of other than just being inexperienced with helping them along to bloom. Do I water more or less when forming a bloom, leave it alone entirely, should I still wet the leaves like I have been etc. The linearis was loving a weekly bath (no water to the soil, just the leaves) once a week and I stopped when I put the humidifier in. The linearis is used to monsoon conditions rather than constant humidity which is why I devised the weekly bath plan.
The lacunosa...that one was unexpected to begin with. I didn't even know it had a peduncle let alone buds on it. I'm puzzled by that one. I've had it for a year in the same spot and never moved it. I didn't think a curtain would be rough enough to take it off, but maybe it was. The leaf next to it was on the floor too.
I'm bummed. Still have my fingers crossed for my DS70 and multiflora, though.
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Feb 13, 2020 9:45 AM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
tarev said:I always keep it moist, so every other day in winter. But during the longer drier months, everyday.


Thanks. I think I should probably bump up the watering.
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Feb 13, 2020 10:33 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Adriennevs said:

Thanks. I think I should probably bump up the watering.


I find Hoya shooting star quite thirstier compared to my other Hoyas, leaves are different too, thinner and not succulent compared to the others, and likes to feel cool air around.

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