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WANTED: Hoya`s

Posted by britelights oak..b c (lynne@cablelan.net) on
Fri, Dec 21, 07 at 19:41

Looking for differnt hoya plant seeds.
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lynne@cablelan.net


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

I have two that are 32 years old and they have NEVER gone to seed. But I can start you a slip and send it in the spring, if you like.
Anne


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

I also have a Hoya vine from a plant grown in the 60's or earlier...(grandmothers). It flowers three times a year but I can't find identifiable seed in the dropped flowers. I also have an internet photo of a 'Hoya carnosa' flower that looks exactly like my unidentified plant. So this is what I'm calling it until someone knowledgeable identifies it for me!
You are welcome to a cutting by SASE.
Sharon


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

Hoyas are Asclepiads so they develop a seed pod similar to our Asclepias species commonly called milkweeds. Hoyas seeds are short lived so the main way of multiplying plants is by vegetative cuttings.


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

So Mike, I can now say that my Hoya has never set seed either. I have never seed a pod form!
Thanks for the advice re Asclepias family.
Sharon


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

Hi Sharon

Hoyas set seed only rarely and then only if you have your plant outside and the proper pollinator comes along. I have heard of a few people in the American southern states and Hawaii who have had seed pods develop on their plants but it is a rare event. Good thing Hoyas are so easy to trade as cuttings.

Mike


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

ok as a newbie,,question can you send cuttings thru the mail..will they live??


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

Brightlights

Cuttings do fine in the mail but some are sturdier than others. Many people put cuttings in a plastic bag to prevent dessication.

Mike


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

I had a Hoya set seed, the fragrance was overpowering so as it was in the summer I hung it outside. One day I noticed a long, very skinny seed pod developing. I left it on just to see how it would develop, eventually it split open and the best way I can describe the seeds is they looked like dandelion seed. The Hoya was bought as minima but I now think it must have been serpens. I should have planted the seed but I didn't. I received a few unrooted Hoya cuttings from Australia last spring, they arrived in excellent shape so mailing cuttings here in Canada shouldn't be a problem.


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RE: WANTED: Hoya`s

If anyone in Canada has any smaller hoyas and is interested in trading with me I have several small established (10 vines each) plants of Hoya lacanosa available. I would love a Hoya picta if anyone has cuttings to trade or let me know what else you have.

Thanks

Mike


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