The Sugar Experiment
I read about someone putting sugar on their hoya and it bloomed for them. I tried it only on a few plants before and I think it might have helped my Red Buttons plant to bloom if memory serves me correctly. So now, I'm trying it again on almost all of my hoyas (plus my epiphyllum and even my morning glories and moonflowers). My only concern is with ants, which I can get rid of with cayenne pepper.
I'll keep everyone posted on how they do and if they bloom.
I put sugar on the carnosas, Red Buttons, obovata, obscura
fungii, RHP and verticillata (which has a set of buds on it right now, so I'll be able to tell if the sugar helps if all the rest of the peduncles bud up). Did I go overboard? LOL
Meanwhile, the only fertilizer I've been giving all my plants is MG tomato fertilizer and they have responded in quite a positive way! New vines are appearing right and left on most of my plants. I usually mix it up in a gallon with tap or rain water (this batch I just made I used rainwater) and pour a little bit into my can (I think it's a little over a quart) when I fill it up.
Brad AKA Moonwolf