which one big growing hoya would you choose for indoors?
I've been salivating over eriostemmas and other big growing hoya'ish plants for a while now. They are huge, the vines want to grow to the tops of trees forever, they want plenty of light, air movement, warmth and humidity, and they flower no sooner than when they get all of the above - if they feel like it. So, naturally (haha), as an indoor New York grower, I want one. :-)
The goal is not just to grow a cutting successfully - there are MANY hoyas I'd prefer for the leaf look way ahead of eriostemmas - no, the goal is to flower the beast.
Which one or a few would you recommend for my circumstances and why?
What would flowering it entail? I saw on Doug's website that he grows one of these (macgilvrayi, maybe also others) inches away from a 2-bulb T5 lamp mounted vertically to shine sideways. I might dedicate a fixture to it, maybe, but probably not if they are are princesses in many other ways.
Will I have to enclose it into some sort of humidity chamber for much of the year to look ugly or invisible for me rather than how a decent law-abiding house plant is supposed to look?
I am considering ordering a bunch of less high-maintenance hoyas from a seller who also has macgillvrayi, ruthie and ciliata for sale, so words of advice are appreciated.