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Name: Melissa
Montana (Zone 4b)
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craftymelli7
Aug 6, 2021 4:31 PM CST
My hoya is producing smaller leaves. I've never fertilized it. Should I be giving it fertilizer? If so what are some good ones to use?

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Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Butterflies Houseplants
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Magpie26
Aug 11, 2021 5:25 PM CST
Too much light will sometimes make the leaves smaller. Are those mature leaves or are they still tender young leaves? They may not be finished growing. I use the Dyna Gro fertilizer products. They have a KLN for rooting, a 7-9-5 for growth, and a 3-12-6 for blooming. There isn't any Urea in them which I prefer for my orchids. The hoyas seem okay with it as well. I don't use much. Probably half of the dosage when I water and only when the plant is growing. Good luck. I haven't had hoyas as long as some of the people on this forum but I do have two cents worth of advice. Smiling
Name: Melissa
Montana (Zone 4b)
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craftymelli7
Aug 28, 2021 9:12 AM CST
Magpie26 said:Too much light will sometimes make the leaves smaller. Are those mature leaves or are they still tender young leaves? They may not be finished growing. I use the Dyna Gro fertilizer products. They have a KLN for rooting, a 7-9-5 for growth, and a 3-12-6 for blooming. There isn't any Urea in them which I prefer for my orchids. The hoyas seem okay with it as well. I don't use much. Probably half of the dosage when I water and only when the plant is growing. Good luck. I haven't had hoyas as long as some of the people on this forum but I do have two cents worth of advice. Smiling


I think the leaves may be growing still maybe? Maybe too much light too like you said. I will look in that fertilizer. Thanks so much @Magpie26 for your help!

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 31, 2021 3:40 PM CST
If your plant were getting too much light, the leaves would be faded. They are bright green so I think still growing. I wouldn't fertilize - Hoyas don't need much and your plant is not showing any signs of a nutrient deficiency. Look at those incredibly deep green leaves! Beautiful!
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Name: Melissa
Montana (Zone 4b)
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craftymelli7
Sep 9, 2021 4:39 PM CST
@DaisyI Thanks so much for the help!!!
Name: Rose
Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5b)
Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Butterflies
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romalu
Nov 16, 2021 12:03 PM CST
Looks like normal baby leaves to me. They take time to grow to full size.

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