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Bayonne N J
Feb 15, 2018 4:09 PM CST
My young wax plant is budding should I water it or not??? Thank you.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Feb 15, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Hi Judy and welcome to NGA!

Hoya, aka Wax Plant definitely don't like wet feet so unless the pot it's in is bone dry, don't water it.
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Bayonne N J
Feb 15, 2018 6:57 PM CST
Thank you so much. I used to have so many plants (years ago), and thriving too. I have a South facing window, and I had a wax plant too that flowered and smelled so pretty. But then it got away from me..too many to keep up with. Now I'm going with fewer plants that I can manage. This little wax plant is adorable and surprised me with this bud. I will probably will call on you again if you do mind. I appreciate you answering me so fast. Thank you again🎍🌡🌾🌸
Name: kathy
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Feb 15, 2018 6:58 PM CST
Hi Judy - welcome ! Anyone who grows Hoya is a friend of mine Hurray!
My Hoya are also at the budding stage. I just water as usual, no deviation from the routine.

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These three Hoya (2 on windowsill one hanging) are at my office, and 9 years old. I told the accountant in the office above me on the 2nd floor to keep an eye out, their growing through the drop ceiling !
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Bayonne N J
Feb 15, 2018 9:30 PM CST
WOW Kate! They're beautiful!!!! Even when mine from years ago were doing great they never got like yours!!! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž I love this little guy / girl she's so cute. Thanks for your reply you people are great thanks. I take and send more pics as she grows.

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