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Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
May 29, 2021 10:01 AM CST
I acquired a cutting of Hoya Australis ssp. tenuipes in September 2019 and it has been doing very well, so I decided to transfer it to a 'large' pot. The transfer took place around the beginning of May and the plant seems to have adapted well and continues to grow.

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Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
May 29, 2021 11:27 AM CST
Is it going to be outside year round?
What's the reason or goal in transferring it into a large urn pot? Do you think it will do better than it had been doing?
Name: Mugsie
Eastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Mugsie
May 29, 2021 12:06 PM CST
wgriff - your plant looks great. I have the same variety and it grows like the weed it is. I am sure yours will be taking off even faster. Hopefully you'll see many blooms this year.
Enjoy it and stay well.
Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
May 29, 2021 12:23 PM CST
There are several reasons I stepped this plant up to a large pot. In the year and a half that I've had this plant, it has grown quite well, and instead of having the vines wrapped around itself in a large ball I decided that allowing it to spread out on a large trellis would be good. The trellis I had, fit that pot very well, but the pot was really to large for the plant. The plant is actually in a 9" plastic pot within the larger pot and is growing up through the trellis. It's been in this pot for approximately 5 weeks now and is already putting on additional growth. It seems to be happy with the arrangement.

I do plan to roll this inside during the few cold periods we get in the winter months.

Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
May 29, 2021 12:31 PM CST
For those interested, this is the trellis I used.

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Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
May 29, 2021 2:36 PM CST
Oh, I see now the smaller inner pot that the plant is actually in, nestled inside the large outer urn.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
May 29, 2021 2:52 PM CST
Thumbs up Nice trellis and nice Wax Plant (Hoya australis subsp. tenuipes) Has your plant bloomed yet? If not, you will love the fragrance! I bet you will see rapid growth during the warm months of summer and into early fall and you may well see those lovely and very fragrant flowers before the year ends!

I love metal trellises but find they eventually rust through here in our climate. I had one of my Hoyas on a metal trellis for years and the trellis ended up with pieces of rusty, jagged metal sticking out all over the place. It was a challenge and a real pain getting that plant untangled without getting stuck with rusted metal. . Blinking
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Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
May 29, 2021 4:00 PM CST
Hi Lin,

No, I haven't had a bloom on this plant as yet. I purchased it as a rooted cutting from Gardino Nursery in September 2019, and it has thrived. I tried this same setup (same pot, same trellis) last year with a Hoya Carnosa, but it fell victim to the weeklong freeze we had this past February. I had it well covered to protect it from the cold, but unfortunately we weren't expecting the cold spell to reach the low temps and last as long as it did. So I decided to try again, with a commitment this time to take it in during cold spells.

I believe I purchased this variety after seeing photos you posted of ones you've grown. I'm really looking forward to seeing this plant put on some blooms.
Name: Mugsie
Eastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Mugsie
May 31, 2021 9:51 AM CST
Wgriff - I really like the idea of a pot within a pot. I too had to go back and look at your original picture, and now I see what you've done. I have a couple australis growing in net pots, so I think I'll take them and place them directly into a larger pot as you've done. hopefully I can duplicate your growth.

Your plant looks fantastic! Hope you get some blooms this year too.

All the best....
Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
Jul 3, 2021 12:19 PM CST
This is what the plant looks like on 6/30/21
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Growing vigorously - still waiting for a bloom.
Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
Aug 14, 2021 7:42 AM CST
And here we are on 8//14/21

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Growing vigorously, but still no peduncles/blooms.

Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2021 9:58 AM CST
WOW, look at her grow!!! Thumbs up Have you been fertilizing? You might want to try a bloom booster type plant food, one with a higher middle number for phosphorus.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
Aug 14, 2021 11:37 AM CST
plantladylin said:WOW, look at her grow!!! Thumbs up Have you been fertilizing? You might want to try a bloom booster type plant food, one with a higher middle number for phosphorus.


Yes Lin, I have been using half strength Bloom Booster. It's still a young plant - this is only its second year. It got a slow start last year, but is having a real growth spurt this season. I'm sure it will have blooms by next season. I'm just happy that it's doing so well. Thanks for the encouragement.
Thank You!

Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Aug 14, 2021 5:43 PM CST
My word, Bill! It's not just running, it's flying! Hurray! I have Obscura and David Cummingiana budding and Heuschkeliana has popped it's buds. I can smell them even in the day time. This is the first time for my Obscura. I'll be interested to see the blooms.
Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
Sep 12, 2021 10:23 AM CST
And here we are on 9/12/21
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And suddenly about a dozen of these little critters (peduncles) appeared
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2021 10:38 AM CST
Hurray! Bill, Congrats ... in another couple of months you should be seeing and smelling the beautiful and fragrant blooms!! Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2021 10:39 AM CST
I forgot to say ... what a difference from May to now!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
Sep 12, 2021 1:22 PM CST
plantladylin said: Hurray! Bill, Congrats ... in another couple of months you should be seeing and smelling the beautiful and fragrant blooms!! Thumbs up


Thank You! Lin, you've been very helpful in getting me started growing Hoyas and I value your feedback. Growing this particular plant has been such a joy and a true learning experience. Can't wait to smell those blooms. My next challenge will be keeping it healthy over the winter Crossing Fingers! .
Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Sep 13, 2021 5:37 PM CST
Marvelous!
Name: Bill Griffith
SE Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Birds
wgriff46
Oct 10, 2021 7:54 AM CST
Fall is approaching, it's now 10/10/21 and we're still growing and covered with peduncles, but no blooms yet.
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