Return to the Hoya Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Watering needs?

Posted by rennfl none (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 7:49

I received some cuttings about a week ago, and it is time to start thinking about what I going to put them in when the roots are extensive enough.

Most of them are pretty easy to figure out, but these ones I could use a little advice on.

What are the watering needs? Always moist, moist but let dry slightly in between waterings or really make sure it dries in between waterings?

coriacea
fitchii
ilagiorum
benguetensis

TIA

Renee


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Watering needs?

I grow fitchii and benguetensis allowing them dry out fairly well between watering (no differently than the majority group) and they grow and thrive - no blooms yet.

I'll be interested in what people say about the ilagiorum. Mine is still in semi-hydro where I rooted it because I'm afraid to move it until it has more than one leaf.


 o
RE: Watering needs?

For fitchii, I really don't pay much attention to it. It grows pretty fast outside and I water maybe once or twice a week because it's in the 90s here. I would say it can do the on the drier side then rewater thing. It hasn't had a hissy about any watering schedule for me...yet. :)


 o
RE: Watering needs?

thanks GG, see I'm glad I asked because looking at the fitchii, I would have guessed it liked to be moist all the time.

I'm pretty excited about this last group I got. Out of the 10 I ordered and received last Friday, 6 have already started rooting.

Renee


 o
RE: Watering needs?

Yeah fitchii does look that way, but everyone says it likes to dry out. And goddess is right; it tolerates going completely dry. It's one of those decepticon Hoyas, like cumingiana. :P

Hoyor says benguetensis likes slightly more water, but I haven't noticed this myself.

Congratulations on the strong rooting you're seeing. That's pretty darn good now that we've passed summer solstice. ;)


 o
RE: Watering needs?

HAHA! sorry GG, i just laughed so hard when i read 'decepticon hoyas' lol


 o
RE: Watering needs?

Goddess - thanks, I must have missed your note when I wrote last time.

And how about this, the little cutting of fitchii has completely grown a penduncle and is budding. Now I know it probably will drop the buds, but it looks so cute on this tiny cutting.

Renee


 o
RE: Watering needs?

@ Amber

;) I thought no one would catch that.

@ Renee

That is so cool! I have two fitchiis and neither one has bloomed for me yet.


 o
RE: Watering needs?

Hi Renee,
I was wondering how the ilagiorum is coming along and also your source. Apodagis tells me he does not ship to the US and he has some I really wanted to grow. Fitchii has given me misery fits and has been moved to the "stick" nursery for potential survival.
TKX for the guidance. ~ Mary


 o
RE: Watering needs?

Mary - it's doing fine. I've repotted it from the rooting pot to it's grown up pot, and it is busy filling the pot with roots, and growing.

Fitchii also is busy filling the pot with roots, not much growth on that one though. The buds did drop as expected.

I got both of them from the gentleman in Hawaii.

Renee

Renee


 o
RE: Watering needs?

Can you share your Hawaiian source for the ilagiorum? If not on the forum, can you send me a message? I really want this one! Thanks!


 o
RE: Watering needs?

I was experimenting with my camera and ilagiorum attracted my eye. So, I thought I'd stick the photo in this thread. Its new leaves are the most beautiful shade of chocolate silk, with pink veins.

Hoya ilagiorum (new leaves)


 o
RE: Watering needs?

Oh boy! That is nice GG! ~ Mary


 o
RE: Watering needs?

would love to get this plant someday!

GG: Gorgeous colors...I love chocolate, especially on a cold winter day. Thank you for sharing.


 o
RE: Watering needs?

GG,

Why you said that "It's one of those decepticon Hoyas" about hoya fitchii???

Mitzi


 o
RE: Watering needs?

That is a beautiful leaf GG. Does it always show this colour when developing or does it need bright light to do so?

Mike


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Hoya Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here