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Mar 27, 2018 4:29 PM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Imagine my surprise this morning when I turned on my office lights and greeted my Hoya after being gone for 5 days. This vine has grown 8" and set a bud stem full of buds.

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I've nurtured this beauty for 9 years without one bloom. Never moved it, never repotted it. Water once a week, Epsom salts (1/4 teaspoon to one gallon water) a couple of times in spring only.

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"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Mar 27, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hurray! Congratulations!!!

Great growing, that is one really amazing Hoya! I would never consider re-potting, or changing the location of such a happy, healthy plant! Lovey dubby

You can promote more blooms by feeding with a fertilizer with a high middle number (phosphorus) but dilute it one quarter to one half of what is recommended on the package.
~ 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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Mar 27, 2018 10:42 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Kathy that is a magnificent Hoya! Green Grin!
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Mar 27, 2018 11:15 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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That is awesome. Has it always been in your office? I can't wait to see the bloom when they open. Congrats!!!
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Mar 28, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Yes, always in that office, on that windowsill. My clients are mesmerized by their size and I frequently share cuttings. I call them my goodwill ambassadors. Plus the oxygen in the room makes for a feel good day.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Mar 29, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Hurray! That's awesome, Kathy. Thumbs up Your plants are amazing, they are huge, maybe you should go away and leave them more often. Hilarious!
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Apr 4, 2018 10:58 AM CST
Name: Kim T.
Seguin, TX (Zone 8b)
Must be spring, getting some blooms on H. pubicalyx


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Apr 4, 2018 12:05 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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That's pretty Kim, does it have a scent?
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Apr 4, 2018 1:05 PM CST
Name: Kim T.
Seguin, TX (Zone 8b)
Yes it does! I noticed the scent before the blooms. I have them in my office in the winter months and haven't gotten them outside yet. When I came in the other day, the scent was almost overpowering. There are three blooms open right now.
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Apr 4, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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I can hardly wait for mine to bloom, I think it will be soon, I will check the buds to see if there is a scent. This is my first bloom ever, looks like the buds are getting ready to open, but no scent yet. Hurray!

I just took this photo, when do you think it will open?
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Apr 4, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Hey Margaret - those buds will open the minute you turn your back !
Wondering, if this is a big plant - could there be other bud clusters?
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Apr 4, 2018 4:29 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Kathy, yes it is a fair size plant, I have looked carefully and I can not see any other bud clusters, I keep hoping to see some more soon. Crossing Fingers!

Photo was taken the end of January so it has gotten more growth since then.
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Apr 4, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Oh Margaret - just beautiful !
But then, I love all Hoya.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Apr 4, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Thanks Kathy. I was given the plant late last summer, since then I have gotten another one, it is smaller so I probably won't get any buds for quite some time..

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Apr 4, 2018 5:26 PM 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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I just fertilized my few hoyas the other day when I was out in the backyard. hopefully I will see some blooms this year ... mine are sporadic bloomers due to lack of care. They look pretty pitiful at the moment; they were put out in the backyard (one on the back porch) when we moved here almost six months ago and I've truly neglected them. I have a Hoya 'Ruthie' that was so beautiful in November (and blooming); it was outside the fence in the side yard and didn't get covered when we had a couple of real cold nights. Sad The older I get, the worse I get when it comes to proper plant care. Sighing!

Hoya australis subsp. tunipes and ... Hoya australis subsp. australis
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Hoya obovata and ....................... Hoya pubicalyx (possibly 'Pink Silver'
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Hoya, I can't remember which one and will have to look through my files in the
next few days to see if I can figure it out by leaves, or else I'll have to wait for blooms.
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~ 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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Apr 4, 2018 5:29 PM 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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Margaret, you Hoya's look very happy and healthy! Love the snowy view out your window ... it's been like summer here the past few weeks, with highs in the mid to upper 80'sF.
~ 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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Apr 4, 2018 5:36 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Lin, your plants look pretty good, I hope you get lots of blooms this spring.

This has been a terrible winter, we had a dump of about 8 inches of snow on Easter Sunday, not much sign of spring so far, Angry good thing I have house plants to play with. Smiling
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May 10, 2018 7:33 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Hoya shooting star is back in bloom!

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May 10, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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Tarev, that's great! Thumbs up That sure is an interesting bloom, does it have much of a scent?
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May 11, 2018 3:06 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Houseplants Cat Lover Region: California Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
Hi Margaret, thanks! It is not scented.

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