My HUGE hoya
The other day I stopped by a garage sale with a GIANT Hoya, and I just couldn't pass it up for $10.
I knew it was big, but i was shocked once I got it home and untangled it, the longest vine was over 12 feet long! The rest were between 9-11 feet long.
I didn't know what to do with it in my tiny apartment, I considered pruning it in half, but I couldn't brig myself to do it. So I hung it in the middle of a window, and wrapped the vines around a curtain rod (with no curtains) and now it is a swag of vines and I have Hoya "curtains" now :)
In the process of moving it, a long branch broke off and it was the branch that had the most peduncles on it :(
-- will a 6ft. vine root well?
I've only ever rooted short cuttings..
-- will the peduncles on they vine ever bloom if I get t rooted?
I would be so sad to lose all thoes buds! There were over 15 just on that one branch!
Also, I have some good news on another one of my hoyas.. 3 ears ago I got a Hoya from my grandma, and I brought it home. For 3 years I swear it did not grow an inch! It bloomed once and that was it.
I decided to prune it because I remember my grandma telling me she once pruned her larger Hoya and it started shooting out new leavse ad peduncles all over the place.
So I pruned mine, started watering it more, gave it some miracle grow, and opened the blinds in the window it was in all the way instead of halfway, And now it has about 40 new leaves all over and it looks really full an healthy! I'm hoping for some more peduncles since that Hoya only has 1.
Any tips for my larger Hoya from the garage sale?
I repotted it, have it some fresh soil, a little miracle grow, and accidentally pruned it when I was moving it (a bunch of leaves broke off and a few broken branches)
Do you do anything special for really big hoyas?