were to find hoyas

teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)June 8, 2012

Were do you guys get all of your rare hoyas. Give me any variety

exept for carnosa and tll me how i can get it in albany,new york

The lovely new york state capital

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mdahms1979

Unless you are lucky enough to live near a nursery that carries Hoyas mail order is the best way to get plants. Try places like Glasshouse Works, SRQ Hoyas, Gardion's and so on.

Mike

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 12:34PM
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greedygh0st

LOL

Welcome, teengardener.

I get most of my plants from Joni at SRQ Hoyas, and I put in some orders to Thailand several times a year, with Aleya Garden and Epiphytica. Every spring I can't resist putting in an order to Ted Green at Rare-Hoyas. I buy some off eBay from a handful of trusted vendors, (e.g. TheHoyan) although that is NOT my favorite place to shop (I hate bidding!)

There are also some private collectors who can be prevailed upon for cuttings through trade or small compensation, and these are some of the best plants of all because they aren't cut that frequently and root easily. (Although conscientious vendors, like Joni, make a concerted effort not to cut their plants so frequently that this becomes an issue).

For me, what is most important in a source is variety, variety, variety. I have trouble getting attached to a plant if someone else has already grown it to a mature size. So, that's why my favorite vendors are people with large collections, who are always acquiring new plants, and whose product is really either a starter plant or a cutting.

I don't think there is anything wrong with starting your collection with cuttings versus rooted plants. Hoyas root very easily! But you should start out with species that are hardy and travel well. That's the key issue, as far as I am concerned. When I look back through my "Graveyard" list of plants, I can observe a clear pattern of plants that are delicate or touchy about travel. Do some reading on the forums - there are lots of threads devoted to recommending interesting but tough species. Then work up to the ones that will cause problems LOL.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 1:12PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

TeenG,

Have you tried actually searching for 'Nurseries selling Hoyas'?

There are at least several on/near the East Coast who are reputable as mentioned here often.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 3:43PM
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