birthday gift....

lalla62October 28, 2011

on 23 october was my birthday and i decided to make a present to me.

what???

this...

hoya retusa

flowers

love calycina!!

bellissime foglie! beautiful leafs!!!

it's flower stalk

and now please help me keep these hoyas alive.

thank you!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
denise_gw(5)

Lucky Lala! Where did you get that retusa? Beautiful!

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   October 28, 2011 at 6:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bama_gardener(8b)

Happy belated Birthday, lalla. You have some lovely hoyas and quite a wide selection! Congratulations on your new retusa. Nice blooms.
Beverly

    Bookmark   October 28, 2011 at 7:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mairzy_dotes(zone 10)

Now that's a Happy Birthday hoya if I ever saw one. My B-day was the 21st, but I didn't get anything like that. However, if I would have FOUND something like that, you KNOW I would have been singing the Happy b-Day song to myself at once. LOL

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

grazie denise, i bought retusa on ebay from a germany lady.
she has beautiful hoyas and accettble prices...
blatt-kakteen_de ( 6865) this is link.

beverly thank you for happy birtday,even if it is past enjoy for me!!

mairzy,we have to celebrate in the best manner...what better than hoyas???

now i only hope to be able to groow well

if any of you have to give lots advices, i glady accept

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 3:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mdahms1979

Both are very nice but the retusa in bloom is a nice surprise. Happy Birthday!

Mike

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 2:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

grazie mike, i am happy for my hoyas!!!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 2:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
klyde(8)

Oh lalla what a lovely little retusa! So that's what I have to look forward to. Very nice! That is just one of the best dang birthday presents ever (next to wool socks :) Happy Birthday!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 3:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
eileen44_gardener(4 Central Vermont)

Happy belated birthday Lalla!...I love the retusa!... should put that one on my wish list. I love how there are many flowers all over it!... I too had an October b'day... the 12th!... I have purchased several hoyas in the past 2 mos... so I'd say that would have to be my gifts to me!... and Marcy... happy birthday to you as well!... Eileen in Vermont

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 5:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Hera

Buon compleanno in ritardo Lalla!

I laughed a lot when I saw the topic :) I think all of us are same, past week I also wanted to order a few plants from Thailand so that I could receive them as my birthday (today) gift to myself. Due to floods in there, I had to postpone that with regret; however I will receive some cuttings from my hoya-friends here - so I am just happy too :))

Hope those plants will live with you for long years and make you happy with many flowers!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 3:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

eileen thank you and buon compleanno to you for 12 october...!!!

always gift, hoyas for ever!!!

hera!!!happy birthday to youuuu!!!!
auguriiii!!!

you can defer hoyas from thailand,in this spring we can change if you want!!!

ciao e grazie!!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 12:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
eileen44_gardener(4 Central Vermont)

Thank you lalla! hoyas as gifts... wonderful idea!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 6:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greedygh0st

Happy Belated Birthday to both Lalla and Mairzy!

I'm definitely on board with Hoyas as birthday gifts! It cracked me up that Renee's mom doubted the sincerity of her wish to receive a SRQ gift certificate (here) because I definitely treat myself to plant(s) every birthday.

I have yet to receive a plant as a present, though. (Present company excluded!!) My family is seriously slacking! ^_~

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 1:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

buongiorno!!!! are you sleeping????

up up up!!!!!

a question for you:

do you remember my retusa on photo here???

ok...

i have seen she has a disgusting soil,stiky,rubbery,it holds water,no drainage...
i hope you understand me....

flowers are falling... can i change soil?

is this the right time???

thanks.
grazia.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 3:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mairzy_dotes(zone 10)

Yes, yes! Change the soil. Sounds like it is way to thick. You need loose, easy drain soil. Just be careful of the roots. May want to take a few cuttings in case it is failing on you. Cuttings are always a good idea if a plant starts to look bad.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 12:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

oh mairzy, it is impossible to change soil!!!

i have seen it...

roots are all around clod, they occupy the wole space.

I risk ruining the plant!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 1:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mairzy_dotes(zone 10)

Ok then. Set it on some paper towels to help dry it out. Put in well ventilated warm area.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 3:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greedygh0st

I just have to say... buongiorno!!!! are you sleeping????

up up up!!!!!

... this post makes me laugh!

Mairzy's advice is solid. If you can't change the soil, try alternate strategies. Maybe transfer it to a clay pot (only if the problem is always bad) or be conservative when watering. Give it a drainage zone with rocks or packing peanuts at the bottom. You can gradually increase the proportion of your favorite chunky soil mix over time.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 7:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

ok mairzy, i will try....

greedy,i am happy if you enjoy!!!!

i like "alternate strategies", seems ours politicals!!!!(sput!!!)

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 9:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mairzy_dotes(zone 10)

The flowers also may be falling off if you have set the plant in a lower light situation. It was probably grown in high light when the blooms appeared. Then you bought it and moved it. (sometimes that is all that is required to make the blooms fall). However, I would set the plant in as high a light place in your house as you can find to keep the blooms happy).
As long as the leaves of the plant aren't yellowing, it is probably OK on water. Just be careful & let it dry out on top before you water again.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 12:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

mairzi, when I find plants with poor soil, I found it good to water from below ...
I think so 'no collar rot of the plant.

I put a little water in a cup and then immerse the plant .. drink soon!
I think so 'coming soon to the collar.
we will see ..

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 3:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ament(5a SD)

Don't feel too bad, I went to Cali for two weeks, Nummie was loaded with blooms in my living room. Smelling wonderful! Beautiful! Heavenly! Gorgeous!......

I come back... Nummie was stuck downstairs, in the basement, in a room with the shade closed... Hanging on a closet rod, No sunlight! Ugh! Blasted every single bloom! =( I cried. I was so looking forward to the lovely scent of this beauty.

I could Not believe DH and MIL did that to my nummie! She blasted every single bloom, needed water desperately too. So I watered her, scolded DH and rehung her back in my living room! I swear, if I leave and come back and ANY of my Hoya are relegated to a gloomy room again, I WILL filet DH of every inch of skin he owns! LOL

~Tina

    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 4:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lalla62

ohi ohi ohi tina!!!!!

poor your nummie!!!!!

we can 't trust anyone!!

Our girls always under our eyes : : :

don't worry,with your gentle treatment will succeed 'and flourish'....

ciao grazia.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 1:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ament(5a SD)

Yeah Lalla,

I was so disappointed to have missed all the lovely blooms!
=( The nummie is perking up though, she's not got so many lovely blushing red leaves as she had though. I will get them back! I've put her back in the NW window she was in when I left to go to Cali. Next watering she'll get a dose of bloom booster, I'll be babying her quite a bit for awhile. Poor girl! =)

~Tina

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 6:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My frozen hoya
Last week our temps dropped down below 30 degrees and...
ima_digger
I'm living in a jungle!
I'm over-run! Don't get me wrong, I love the jungle...
denise_gw
Will a hoya cutting grow without the "tip"
Hi just recently acquired some hoya cuttings.. a lacunosa...
bkempress
Can i hang my Fishtail Hoya under a 42in roof overhang?
I have a nice full fishtail hoya i got back in early...
tlbean2004
ciliata and coronaria
I had mentioned last fall that I had read somewhere...
rennfl
Sponsored Products
Tag Urban Bunching Coffee Table - 16550.08.132
$149.99 | Hayneedle
Reed and Barton Sweet Dreams 2 pc. Baby Set - 5242
$25.00 | Hayneedle
elizabeth W Linen Hanger Sachet
$19.50 | FRONTGATE
Bruck | Zara 120V Down Pendant Light
$184.50 | YLighting
Royal Blue & White Polka Dot Personalized Desk Nameplate
$16.99 | zulily
Set of Six Kimmy Shoe Cocktail Napkins
$54.00 | FRONTGATE
Bedside Lamp: 17.25 in. Petunia Lily Antique Verde Table Lamp TA10812
$59.99 | Home Depot
Addison ross blue faux croc picture frame
Origin Crafts
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™