Hello I am fairly new to this site and also fairly new to Hoyas. My first hoya was a cutting given by a friend and at first I wasn't sure if I could succeed growing it. I'm not a newbie gardener but I have had killed a number of plants due to merely neglect and not knowing enough about the plant's care. When i googled Hoya, I was so surprised to find out that a lot of the Hoyas are easy to care for and have very minimal requirements for growing. The flower of Hoya is a good reason enough to get crazy about this lovely specie.
So one Hoya and a year ago, I have now accumulated 9 hoyas, 2 of which were from friend and the rest purchased made thru online seller, local Lowes, a nursery in Tallahassee Fl and even my local Commissary. Not the rare ones, but I am still learning the ropes of this exotic plant. Four of my hoyas are now showing peduncles, one in full bloom and the rest still growing. I am hoping, I can afford to purchase the much more rare variety, for now I'd like to make sure I can make this specific specie happy in my garden under my neglect... er care ;-)
So I am hoping there will be some Hoya "crazies" here like me to talk, exchange views, growing experience, swap plants etc.
btw: here are the Hoyas I have in my collection
Hoya carnosa Rubra
Hoya hindu rope
Hoya carnosa krinkle 8
Hoya heuschkeliana var heuschkeliana
Hoya pubicalyx pink silver
Waiting on Hoyas pubicalyx royal Hawaiian and cinnamomifolia from an online seller ;-)
6 of my Hoyas