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langlin2000March 27, 2014

Anyone in San Antonio have room for about 14 hoya plants, all from David Little in Australia? I need to find a new home for them.

Leon

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goddess9(7b)

I'm not anywhere near San Antonio, but I can pay you to ship them to me. :P

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 9:32AM
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denise_gw(5)

Hi Leon,

If you don't have any takers, perhaps you might consider selling some cuttings? If so, please do get in contact with me with a list of what you have.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 9:36AM
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sunnysa(8)

Hi, I'm in San Antonio. I would be more than overjoyed to get some new Hoyas. But, of course, I'd be happy to share the lot, too. Will you be going to the San Antonio Plant Swap on April 5th? It will be at Rogiers Park (sp?) in Balcones Heights, on April 5th. That's also in San Antonio, just off Hillcrest.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 9:49AM
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greedygh0st

Aw! It all worked out so nicely. That made my day.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 1:43PM
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teisa(6)

I thought of Sunny last night when I saw this post! She's just starting her collection!!!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 3:50PM
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langlin2000

Hi all and thanks for the response.

Denise as you know I have been growing Hoyas for over twenty years but our last move to San Antonio left me without a real good growing place. I don't think I'll want to put in another greenhouse here and our new place is just not Hoya friendly so I want to find a home for them all in the pot if possible. I have already given about twenty of the smaller ones and here's the list of what's left:
hoya litoralis
hoya imperialis
hoya obovata
hoya kerrii
hoya lobbii
hoya davidcummingii
hoya longifolia
hoya javanica
hoya wayetii kentiana
hoya lacunosa
hoya vitellinoides
hoya obscura
hoya incrassate

Sunny, some of these are quite large, can you place them?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 4:42PM
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sunnysa(8)

Hi Leon, Oh my goodness, YES! I'm just so thrilled beyond words..., I'm speechless. What beautiful, perfectly gorgeous Hoyas you have. Please know how very grateful we would be. We could definitely 'place' them. We have three large windows where they could live, as well as a small deck and a small greenhouse with a sunroof and a heater for the Winter. Please email me.

Thank you so, so much!
Irene

This post was edited by sunnysa on Sun, Mar 30, 14 at 17:38

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 5:32PM
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greentoe357

Leon, too bad you don't have the space anymore. Beautiful plants! Irene, you're so lucky to be getting them!

Once you do get them, do you mind sharing or trading some cuttings? I have Hoya brevialata, wayetii, DS-70 and Dischidia ruscifolia (a Hoya relative). Email me if interested.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 5:42PM
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sunnysa(8)

Hi Greentoe, Yes, it's all so unbelievable. I would be happy to share some cuttings.

Leon, please know that we would take very good care of your Hoyas. We love tropical plants! I'm new to Hoyas but we grew one for years and didn't know what it was. Here is a pic of our plumerias. Again, thank you.

This post was edited by sunnysa on Sun, Mar 30, 14 at 17:40

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 6:01PM
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greentoe357

Irene, that is a beautiful space! My conviction that NYC is the best place in the world to be is seriously getting challenged right now! :-)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 6:25PM
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teisa(6)

Irene,

Those windows are great! You could hang them or make a shelf! Your home would be perfect for the Hoyas! I thought of you first when I read his message! They are definately Gorgeous plants! I LOVE the H. Imperalis!
I am drooling over it right now! Wow! I am very happy for you!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 7:59PM
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sunnysa(8)

Thanks Teisa, I've been busy moving furniture around to clear a space in front of the windows. Hubby will come home and say, "What did you do now?" Ha!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 7:39AM
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sunnysa(8)

Just wanted to post a big Thank You to Langlin for the all the beautiful Hoyas. I can see that I have a lot to learn about each and every variety.

A big Thank You, too, to Pirate Girl, Karen. Without her help, I would have never found this forum or ever known about Hoyas. Ever since then, they have been so addictive!

It may take some time before I learn about the care they require and how to ship cuttings. Thanks to everyone for all the information provided. I plan to learn as much as I can as quickly as I can.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 5:53PM
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greentoe357

Irene, you proud momma, post some pictures of your new plants once you settle them in their new environment!

When I get new hoyas, I have a list of things to check out that I go down for every species. It seems very structured and uptight, but it's really more about fun learning the new ones and how they look and what they like and their history and whatnot. I make very brief notes in my file as I go down the list. The list goes sort of like this:

1. Google the name for images of leaves, flowers, growing habit etc. Other than the pleasure of just looking at nice pictures, this serves to confirm ID and to help me decide what kind of support to prepare, or maybe to hang the pot if that's what the plant likes, and gets me thinking about where to put it or whatever.

2. Then I open all of the following sites and search for the plant in each of them:

http://srqhoyas.com (use the search box to find the species, then check also "Additional Images" tab underneath).

http://www.linh.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/EmailOverseasCat2013.pdf - Liddle catalog

http://www.hoyor.net/en/search.php

http://daves garden.com/ (copy and paste into your browser, remove the space in the middle and press enter, 'cause GardenWeb is not letting me insert this link) - use the search box there. Here I often note pronunciation of Latin names if not obvious, among other useful things.

http://vermonthoyascom.fatcow.com/ search and go through the results. Doug's site is great. I once binge-read / binge-watched the videos almost completely basically over the weekend. Very helpful and educational.

http://cubits.org/Hoya/articles/view/179/ - gives you an idea of how a particular hoya was found growing in the wild. This leads straight to trying to replicate those conditions when we can.

http://srqhoyas.com/GUIDELINES Joni probably intended this as help in narrowing down the list when you are shopping, but it's also good for checking the names you already have against the list to sort of see what to expect.

http://rare-hoyas.com/Catalog.htm - intended as a price list and again an aid in choosing, but is also good for species descriptions and can be useful for even after you get a hoya (or fourteen! haha)

http://cubits.org/Hoya/articles/view/1092/ - temperature tolerances. Helps you place each of your plants a little better than just randomly or by how it looks.

http://srqhoyas.com/TEMPERATURETOLERANCES - essentially the same list, except there are some differences. I just check both to be sure.

3. Make sure there is a label on the plant somewhere with the FULL name including catalog numbers if you know them (or if Leon can provide). One of several reasons for this is that it really helps when trading later - an incomplete ID plant may not be as wanted as when it's totally clear to the other person what they are getting.

If Leon has any notes, I'd take a copy of those as well if I were you, or at least ask him for his advice growing all these plants. This is probably even better than googling things because what the plants look like is a direct result of how he cared for them. Info like when Leon repotted last is also very useful. As a rough guideline, Hoyas need repotting every 2-3 years. Many people repot much less often, and the plants are often fine. But knowing that date can provide a clue if the plant ever experiences problems.

I'm growing absolute majority of my hoyas from cuttings, and for them or for young plants it's really important to react to visual cues right away. But for adult plants it is also important, especially those you are not familiar with as they adjust to the new environment. This forum has been very helpful. Post pictures and descriptions of problems if they ever come up. People here speak Plantese really well and will be glad to help. I take notes and often pictures of problems, what I did and what helped - that can help later or with other plants.

But most importantly (last step but not the least) - have fun growing them!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 9:39PM
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greentoe357

> It may take some time before I learn about [...] how to ship cuttings.

Ugh, forgot to mention: I did my first cutting exchange just recently and wanted to make sure my cuttings are in the best shape as they can be when they arrive. So I posted this: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hoya/msg0317430627329.html. It turned out to be much less complicated than I'd imagined. Hoyas are really tough cookies and take shipping anywhere within the US very well even by non-express sorts of methods.

Spring is probably the best time to take cuttings though, as that encourages further growth and that "full look" in the mother plant and is also the easiest time for cuttings to root and grow on the receiving side.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 9:53PM
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sunnysa(8)

Greentoe, Thanks for all the links and advice. I need all the care tips I can get. I was reading up on pest and problems and one tip was: Do not touch or move the Hoya plant during its blooming period. The Imperialis has those bud spurs. Will the move keep them from blooming? I'm dying to see a bloom.... with my own eyes, lol.

I've got sooo much to do. I need to get them out of the boxes, find spots for each, put at least one large hook in front of the windows for the Imperialis. I need to find some name tags. I need to set up an Excel file to track each Hoya and the inventories, and I need to read up on just about everything. Wow... I'm loving it! LOL Proud Momma??? Surely, you jest! :-)

Thanks, Eugene. I'll take some pics real soon. I'm still waiting to exhale.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 10:39AM
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langlin2000

Sunny, the Imperialis has already bloomed this year and the remaining buds will blast. I found that this hoya needs the peduncle to be several years old before they will hold buds, remember most hoya bloom year after year on the same peduncle. Look closely at the davidcummingii, it is in full bloom with many open now (they are small). Also the lacunosa has a bloom about to open.

Leon

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 11:58AM
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langlin2000

Also as to Greentoes suggestion on labeling which is a great post, each hoya I gave you has a label with it and the list I gave you will give you David Little's collection IML number to go with the name on the label.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 12:07PM
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sunnysa(8)

Thanks, Leon. I saw the David C blooms this morning. I was so happy to see all the blooms. I looked closely at the Lacunosa, but I'm not seeing a bloom yet. There is one label that I can't read the name on it. I'll take a picture of it in the morning and maybe you can ID it for me.

Greentoes' links have been very helpful. I'm still trying to work my way through them. Thanks, Greentoes.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 7:07PM
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greentoe357

> I was reading up on pest and problems and one tip was: Do not touch or move the Hoya plant during its blooming period.

I've read this as well. I think some hoyas are notoriously more sensitive to this than most others. Plants may be sensitive to the small amounts of oil we have on our fingers. If the plant thinks the bud/flower is not viable, it blasts it in order not to waste energy on it. If you move the plant, the buds/flowers/peduncles will twist to find a new optimal position in relation to the light source. Some hoya kinds may literally twist its neck doing that and drop the buds. From what I see, it doesn't happen very often, but I would not risk it if I do not have to, especially for first bloomers or excited hoya newbies. :-)

> The Imperialis has those bud spurs. Will the move keep them from blooming?

Here, it may react not just to touching and a different direction of the light, but to ALL the environmental factors that are now different.

> I need to find some name tags.

I am looking as well: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hoya/msg0301350317735.html.

> There is one label that I can't read the name on it. I'll take a picture of it in the morning and maybe you can ID it for me.

Check Leon's typed list of plants above - you should be able to match it.

> Greentoes' links have been very helpful.

Glad to help an overjoyed proud momma. :-)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 9:31AM
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greedygh0st

Congratulations, sunny! I'm so excited for you. :) :) :)

I hope there is no terrible reason you had to give up your plants, Leon. I'm glad you were able to find homes for them. You've demonstrated a lot of love for them and the Hoya community.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 2:21PM
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langlin2000

Thanks for your concern Greedy but we are fine health wise but just didn't want to keep up with 49 different Hoya types any more plus our new home is lacking space for that many. We did keep our first three carnosas, one Krimson Queen, one Krimson Princess and the old original carnosa with solid green leaves. We can handle that plus sunny can pick up carnosa anywhere.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 4:07PM
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greedygh0st

I'm relieved to hear it! I have to admit I was worried there would be a dark cloud. Your plants are so beautiful!!! I hope you and the carnosas really enjoy your new house!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 11:44PM
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greentoe357

Beautiful plants indeed, Leon!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:27AM
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indoorgardenlover

WOW! congratulations Sunny and glad to hear you are not ill Leon. Hi all i am new here and new to the world of Hoya. is anyone interested in sending cuttings for postage? (When you have researched it Sunny) i can see me being very addicted and living up here in no man's land the only place i have to shop for plants is walmart and food stores so you can see my dilema. anyway, if anyone is interested please let me know. thank you. good luck with your new family Sunny!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 8:04AM
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sunnysa(8)

Thanks, greedyghost and indoorgarden lover. We are enjoying our new plants. I have about fourteen total right now. I shared some with family members. Unfortunately, I'm not up to trading just yet. I'll be growing my collection and I'll be posting some pics soon.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:44AM
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