I got my first Hoya from my Oma's (grandmother) plant. She was an avid gardener for as long as I knew her, but she was very particular about which plants she wanted to grow and which she didn't. Sometimes I think she liked weeding more than she liked growing. If she wanted something to grow, though, it would grow. Her Hoya carnosa was a huge plant that cast her whole kitchen in shade. I guess Hoyas pleased her. ;)
On father's day, she died. I am preparing to go down to Florida for a memorial service. My mother comes from a large spread-out family, so there will be that.
I started some cuttings from my Oma's carnosa, so that I can give them to any family members that want a bit of something alive to remind them of her. Plants are wonderful in this way. They can be shared so easily. And, for me, anyway, they seem more intimate than an inanimate object.
It seems like a pretty obvious thing for any plant-lover to do, so I was wondering if anyone else here has had any experience with inheriting and/or sharing plants from a beloved green thumb who has passed away. Maybe some advice for me?
Maybe this topic is too gloomy, but I don't mean it to be. Hang in there everyone and call someone you love. xo J