Hoya cuttings :D (how do you root yours?)
I just got my first hoya cuttings in the mail yesterday! After a long day of weeding our garden (for the first time!), I went inside to find a package waiting for me! (There was much more popcorn when I opened it) I'm still totally thrilled :)
Five cuttings (labeled as):
Pubicalyx RHP, Rigida, Pottsi, Australis and Acuta
I ran to the store in search of hydrotone or turface and finally found what I needed at our local Mclendons.
(Rinsing the hydrotone and then adding in a small amount of orchid potting mix.) And there they are, all happy!
I have them in a southern window, with the shades barely open. I use an aquarium with 1/4in water and a seed-starting-heat mat under it (pots raised out of the water). I have it partially covered with plastic wrap, but I wonder if I should totally cover it..
Oh, here's another question: I didn't trim my cuttings even though they had quite a bit of stem under the node (some only came with one node) but I've read that hoya will root below the node. Should I be concerned if I don't have a node under the hydrotone?