How did your love for Hoyas begin?
A few people have told how their love for Hoyas began...but not everyone. I would love to hear individual stories about how you first got addicted to Hoyas.
My personal story is as follows:
My mother bought a Hoya Rope in 1985. She hung it in the living room and every visitor to the house made comments about it. I know I heard over and over,"it is a Hoya Rope." Well she had it for several years and I remember it finally bloomed! I loved the smell and the beautiful flowers it produced. She grew it for about 10-15 yrs. However, it finally died due to mealies. Back then I don't think there was anything on the market like today to combat them. All she ever knew to use was alcohol on swabs.
Over the years later, we would remember and talk about that flower and how pretty it was. We did not see another one anywhere to purchase. My mother always had a green thumb and grew alot of plants. Then one day I was searching the internet on Ebay and came across Hoya Compacta! I ordered 2 small plants-one for me and mom. Well then I found the seller had different Hoya varieties. That is when I ordered more and started looking in stores for the Hoya varieties. They seemed to be everywhere on the internet! I simply love the blooms and can't get all of the different varieties. I'm totally addicted at this point!
I found the Hoya Forum shortly afterward. I feel like I know alot of you just by reading the post everyday. I've even made some friends on here and hope to make more!