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White Hoya vine? Should I cut off?

Posted by crazycatlady5 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 25, 10 at 20:29

I have a two year old hoya that appears healthy but one vine is pink/red with white leaves. Its growing just like the rest, though I have not gotten any blooms even on the green part. Im wondering if I should cut the albino vine off. Is it harming the rest of the plant, like taking too much energy so it wont bloom? Or is it okay to leave on?

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RE: White Hoya vine? Should I cut off?

Hi CCL,

Pure white growth does take a lot of energy from the plant, but I usually leave it on until I notice the plant is slowing down in growth considerably. I've noticed pure white leaves are kind of like a temporary fixture - they eventually dry our or just drop. But I'd take a "wait and see" approach. I find the 'Krimsons' take a long time to bloom, so I wouldn't use that as a sign you need to remove the all white growth. I grow the variegates because of the beautiful foliage and figure if I get blooms, that's just a bonus.

Very nice plant, BTW!

Denise in Omaha


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