Rooting hoya with a bloom

trini1triniJanuary 28, 2010

I am currently trying to root a NOID hoya and boy am I realizing this is not a good time to root hoyas as I am having low success. Anyway, the NOID hoya doesn't seem to have any roots yet but it is developing a bloom. Should I cut this off so it can put the energy into rooting? I've been trying to root this for about 3 weeks now.

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denise_gw

Trini,

OMG, I hate to say it, but yes, I would force it to abort the bloom. My instinct says "Nooo", but your plant needs its energy to root. (Sniff-sniff...) I'd snip the whole peduncle off, in spite of the fact that they re-bloom from the same peduncle. This will prevent it from trying to rebloom

Put your cutting, pot and all, in a very humid environment, like a terrarium or a fish tank. That will help this time of year.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   January 28, 2010 at 10:38PM
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trini1trini

Waaaaaah! Say it ain't so.
OK, I guess I will have to cut it off. :>(
Thanks Denise.
T-

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 5:32AM
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denise_gw

I know - it bites! I've had them bloom in the process of rooting, but only during the ideal time of year, and even then, I think it will certainly delay good root formation. In the end, you'll get some blooms early, I'll bet, since it came off a blooming plant.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 9:25AM
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