Cold questions (overwintering)
My Hoyas are currently outside, growing like weeds. The nights are dipping to around 50 degrees, so I'm starting to think about bringing them back in. The thing is that I have many Hoyas currently rooting or finally putting out new growth and it makes me nervous to bring them back in.
(I don't know if I asked these questions before - my brain is shot. So forgive me if I have asked them.)
1. What do you with the plants you bring back in? Do you soak them to get rid of the creepies? Diatomaceous earth?
2. How cold do you let them get before bringing them in?
3. How do you Hoyas react to being brought back inside? Will new growth stay intact?
4. I bought a CFL bulb that has a 65K output with 1900 lumens. I know some of you give supplemental lighting during the winter - is this sufficient? (This bulb is for my rooting tank.)
5. How do you ween your Hoyas off the high humidity of a rooting tank? I have three separate tanks and two are outside right now. Most of them have a good root system but they've been in high humidity for at least a month...
Thanks so much guys. I know this forum is kind of slow now, so I hope everyone's Hoyas are giving you guys joy and not fits!