Houseplants forum: Hoya carnosa with long stringy tendrils

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Feb 18, 2018 11:45 AM CST
My Hoya seems healthy and is growing long thin tendrils. I thought I would grow it upright on sticks, but it is going way beyond that with tendrils with no leaves at all. Do these tendrils eventually leaf out? Or if I cut them off, will it be fuller from the base? Are Hoya best as a hanging plant? Your opinions appreciated...
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Feb 18, 2018 12:00 PM CST
Your Hoya is naturally a vining or trailing plant, not an upright plant. You can prop it up if you want, but that is never ending process as the vines get longer and longer. The long tendrils may leaf out or they may produce flowers.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 18, 2018 3:59 PM CST
thanks, Will.
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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Feb 18, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Hi Sally
My Hoya does the same thing. Long tendrils - no leaves at first. Later small narrow leaves develop, then flesh out to fully developed leaves. Just a normal routine for my plants. Here are a couple of examples:

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Once the vines (just naturally) get to the top of the wall which is 10 feet, I have a stick with a hook and I gently redirect them from going into the ceiling tiles.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Feb 18, 2018 7:21 PM CST
gorgeous plants, Kathy! thanks for the pictures
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Name: Rosie
Monroe, New Jersey (Zone 6b)
RosieNJ53
Jul 2, 2018 1:40 PM CST
Kathy! That's a beautiful Hoya you have!!
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Jul 2, 2018 7:35 PM CST
All my Hoya, even the 1 year cuttings are blooming now. Even have two different colored blooms on one plant.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 2, 2018 7:52 PM CST
I think my Hoya has to be hung higher so that I can see the upside down blooms better! I may hang it up on the tree?
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