Farewell Old Jose
Just a sad note-our old 40 year old Hoya Jose is pretty much gone. My husband discovered the window over him was cracked OPEN for a good part of the winter and he caught a draft and got anthracanos. He's down to one sad sick looking branch and we both think he's all done, yet we can't yet take him down. We made a lot of mistakes of late with Jose and we have paid the price. On the up side-Jose 2.0 is doing FANTASTIC! Those old partly desiccated branches of Jose's not only rooted, but the ailing leaves greened up and filled out and actually look larger! Two new leaves sprouted and grew FAST and are enormous compared to the others-larger than i ever recall seeing on Jose in his 40 years with us! For us, he lives on as Jose 2.0-even tho he lost his ancient main body. We won't make the same mistakes with this one and I keep thanking the cosmos I made those cuttings when I did back before Christmas. Through them, we have him back-- looking happier than he's been in years!