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Aug 21, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Name: Kim
Seguin, TX (Zone 8b)
After moving three times this year, I lost a lot of my hoyas. Moving the last time in January really did in a lot of them. But the few who remain have been doing very well. Does anyone else here collect hoyas? I'd love to trade with someone before cold weather sets in to try to recover some of the ones I lost. Not many of my hoyas are ready for cutting right now, but my cacti and succulent collection has faired better with the moves and may have some things I could take pups from. I also have a big epi that started as a cutting I just stuck in my plumeria pot. I included a picture below of my very happy obovata....a faithful bloomer every year.

:) Kim


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Aug 21, 2011 8:30 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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I am hopelessly hooked on Hoyas. In the last couple of years I've accumulated maybe 50 of them *Blush*
Once they all get growing I'll be willing to trade...probably next summer.
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Aug 21, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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I love hoya's and they grow well for me, but I've never had one bloom. I have one growing in front of my window that is over 12 feet long, beautiful plant...just wish it would bloom.

Alan
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Aug 21, 2011 9:23 PM CST
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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I guess I have no idea how to grow hoyas! The one I have isn't (quite) dead (someone overwatered - and it wasn't me!) but no new foliage, no flowers, nothing. Do I need to fertilize more often? Am I using the wrong kind of fertilizer? (I'm using the same stuff as I use on my orchids)
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Aug 22, 2011 4:55 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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I've found the best fertilizer to keep my hoya's happy is Superthrive. I use that every watering, according to the instructions on the bottle. I use any houseplant food at the recommended dosage, every other time I water. But before I started using Superthrive, I too would loose Hoya's every time I tried to grow them.

Alan
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Aug 23, 2011 9:30 AM CST
Name: Eileen
Palm Bay, FL
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blueeyes, I'm in the same position as you. I lost most of my hoya this past winter from the freezing temps. I'm slowly replacing them. Maybe in the spring there will be a round robin. I'm hoping for one.
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Aug 26, 2011 10:33 AM CST
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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Thanks Alan! I added a half teaspoon to a half gallon of water last time I watered all my tropicals (may as well!) and honestly, everything looks a little perkier. Hurray!
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Aug 26, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Yep, I use it in all my plants too. I haven't heard any complaints yet from them Smiling

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Sep 14, 2011 2:55 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy-June o
Fort Leonard Wood, MO (Zone 6a)
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I am convinced that we should love them for their foliage and never expect them to bloom Shrug! Maybe then they will!
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Sep 15, 2011 5:12 AM CST
Name: Sherry
West-Central PA (Zone 5b)
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I have a Hoya lacunosa that is a reliable bloomer for me. I hang it outside in the summer in partial sun, and it just does it's thing! The flowers are small, but smell heavenly. I have it hanging up in our bedroom so that we can enjoy the scent.

I can spare two or three cuttings per person for two or three people if someone wants to trade. Let me know what you have.

Thanks!
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Sep 15, 2011 6:37 AM CST
Name: Julie
Nova Scotia Canada (Zone 6a)
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I also love hoyas Lovey dubby I'm just starting to seriously collect them, so I only have about 20 small plants at the moment...but I can see they'll probably be the bulk of my plant collection soon. I mean, beautiful foliage, amazing flowers and amazing sent, what more can you ask of a plant??
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Sep 15, 2011 7:50 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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I've tried putting my hoya's outside, they do ok, until summer. But with temps of 115-119 F, they start to get really ticked off. So have to bring them inside. One I have is so huge, I can't even take it outside anymore, It's all wrapped around t clothes line that goes from one side of my big picture window to the other, and back across the other direction again. I'll try and take a picture of it, but being by the window, it's hard to see with the bright light shining in. The best I could do is a side shot, here it is.

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I can't remember the name of this one off the top of my head, but as I recall, it is suppose to have red clusters of flowers. That's another variegated hoya in that pot at the other end. It does pretty well with the superthrive too.

Please don't look at my messy office!! =)

























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Sep 15, 2011 7:52 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Ok, I edited them and resized. You should be able to see them at a nicer size now. Just click on the pics above.

























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Oct 8, 2011 9:05 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Wow, Alan, you sure have no need for "window treatments" in that room!

I've got 4 hoyas that seem to be doing pretty well, but like others I focus on enjoying their foliage. However, in the past year or so one of them has started blooming regularly (every month or two, and more blooms each time), and my little fishtail hoya is now budding out a couple of blooms for the second time.

I have a small H. lacunosa that's growing very slowly, but it looks pretty happy, so I'm reluctant to do anything much different with it. Superthrive can't hurt to try, though!

One thing I didn't know until Chantell told me a few years back... Hoyas will bloom repeatedly from the same little stub, so when the flower is fading, you can gently knock off the little blooms, but don't "pinch" off the cluster at its base!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Oct 9, 2011 11:18 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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LOL! There are actually some blinds on that window, and the pull down shades over that window. But they haven't been used since I bought the house. I like my office bright and cheery. I do need to move my potting bench outside the window, and wash that window really well. It would make the room even brighter, Of course to move the potting shed I have to clean everything off of it, throw some of it away, and organize the rest. It needs to happen soon, a motivational day. :)

*Blush* *Blush* *Blush*
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Oct 9, 2011 11:57 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus
LOL, don't you just hate those chores with a mile-long "but first" list attached?
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Oct 27, 2011 8:51 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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My Hoya australis subsp. tenuipes is blooming it's head off ... the fragrance out on the deck is amazing!
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Oct 27, 2011 8:55 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Keeps Goats Forum moderator Frogs and Toads Tip Photographer Keeper of Poultry I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Canadian
oh wow! Lin! That is amazing!
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Oct 27, 2011 10:13 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Beautiful Lin!

Alan
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Oct 27, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Thanks Lee Anne & Alan! H. australis is an easy Hoya for me ... sometimes blooming twice a year. This is the most blooms it's ever had at one time and the smell is wonderful.
~ 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!


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