Hoya

Snow_BeltOctober 8, 2005

I have two hoya plants both in bloom right now. I don't know the name of their variety, but they have three inch across clusters of small, pale pink flowers with red spotting. They have wound themselves through one another and up and down the beam they live on, as well as up into the skylights above them. Yikes. I may be moving, so they will have to be cut apart, so I can get them into the moving truck and new home.

Is it possible to propogate the pieces? Should I use rooting hormone, vermiculite or water, how long should each segment be, or should I just use the leaves? How long before they root, and can be given to friends?

I live near Nelson, BC, if anyone would like some of this.

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little_dani(9, S. Tex Coast)

Absolutely, you can root Hoya. Do use rooting hormone powder. I use peat and perlite 50/50, but you can use potting soil, vermiculite and perlite, or whatever medium you prefer.

I cut it into segments with a couple of nodes, wound the stem between the nodes and lay on top of my medium. I use a florist staple to hold the Hoya down. Cover with a little additional medium. Water with a mist, and don't let it dry out, but don't let it be water logged either.

Hoya is easy and fun to root. I really like it, and often use it for gifts.

Janie

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 9:47PM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

below is the link fro the FAQ from the Hoya forum here on GW

Here is a link that might be useful: Hoya forum FAQ on cuttings

    Bookmark   October 10, 2005 at 9:29AM
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