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Anybody's Kerris going Wild???

Posted by pirate_girl Zone7 NYC (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 23:23

Hello Everybody,

Happy Summer. I've been enjoying (along w/ the pix of so many folks' gorgeous blooms, sigh...) that many of my Hoyas are putting on new growth. The Kerriis in particular have really been amazing. I have 2, in 2 different rooms. A week or 2 ago I noticed they'd each put on 3 new leaves in about 7-10 days time, large leaves, like the size of my palms. I thought that was a lot of material to produce in such a short time.

Well today, after work I come home to find that my hydro one, in full sun, West window put on another foot of vine & 3 peduncles, 2 budding up! I don't have pix yet, but am surprised & so excited. These guys came out of nowhere & FAST.

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It's this crazy thing, pic from 2 yrs. ago, I can't wait. Of course I'll post updates. I noticed today, that this plant which has always had solid green leaves, now has some speckled leaves, which it never had before. Curious.

Good Growing everybody!

This post was edited by pirate_girl on Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 23:42


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RE: Anybody's Kerris going Wild???

Hi Karen! Glad to see your kerriis are producing monstrous growth! I've told my husband several times this spring that this seems to be a stellar year for my Hoyas. I've not figured out if it's good vibes, something in the air, the sunshine is brighter, or if I've gotten better at this. Whatever it is, I'm loving it!

Denise in Omaha


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RE: Anybody's Kerris going Wild???

Very pretty! I love Kerrii blooms. Please post pics when they bloom! Hopefully yours has reached the mature age to bloom more consistently.
Congratulations!


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RE: Anybody's Kerris going Wild???

I agree that this seems to be a great year for hoyas. All the new ones, I've received this spring and summer are taking off really well. Even the ones I haven't been so successful with in the past,..


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RE: Anybody's Kerris going Wild???

Thanks everybody, it's interesting, semi-bizarre monster indeed.

Here's what it looks like now. Sorry for dark silhouette, but it was too dark or such bright glare, impossible to see.

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The new growth is up on top, the climbing part.

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Such cool, large leaves & their surprise

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This is the only Hoya I've ever bloomed from scratch, so I'm extra thrilled. Here's hoping the rest of mine are paying attention!

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It's really inspiring to see so many folks' plants & their spectacular blooms. Thanks for the shows everybody & Happy Summer!


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