what are these on my hoya?

amber_m(5)May 19, 2012

i was just currious about what these are? are they little nubbies that help it climb? are they little root nubbies? are they a spot where a new leaf could come out or a flower spindel?

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amber_m(5)

oh, these are on my krimson princess

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 4:02PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

I believe they're aerial root nubs, some Hoyas have this, some don't. I don't know which it is, but I've heard some folks say they're to help absorb moisture, others say it helps them climb trees up into the canopy. H. kurtisii does this a lot & I think makes it such a good candidate to wrap on a cork or bark slab.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 12:03AM
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mdahms1979

Yes they are aerial roots that have not developed. If the humidity were high the roots would continue to develop and in nature they are used to anchor the plant to a surface as it climbs.

Mike

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 12:10AM
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