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I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

Posted by pirate_girl Zone7 NYC (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 30, 12 at 19:22

Which is in front of a cold window, but still, looking good.

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Am back online from home w/ my landline & recently bought laptop. First time able to say & do that in NINE WEEKS. Can you imagine? GW withdrawal indeed.

Look at this new growth, all red.

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The heat in my apmt has been fluctuating like mad. This plant put on a new leaf twice in another spot & dropped them both, poor thing, now it's got new leaves in another spot, this time they're coming in, soooo nice to see.

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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

Very pretty!!! I love this Hoya. Can you please tell us What growing conditions? Mine grows soooo slow. Glad to have you back too!!


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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

PG you have endured a lot! Glad to hear you are able to settle in your home again. I love this macrophylla for its variety in color and the leaves on mine can be quite large or average size and variegation differs also. The only problem I can see is the drippy new vines. Welcome back!
~ Mary


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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

I h a t e it when that variegated macrophylla drops leaves! I know it has a bad reputation for being sensitive about its immature foliage, but I suspect it's just more noticeable because the leaves are so showy.

Congrats on your new laptop. :)


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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

Hey I did not know this hoya was a bit sensitive or slow grower.I have mine in S/H and it just grows and grows.
Try keeping more evenly moist.I think your new leaves will stop falling.


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Cpawl, I've tried to figure out what you meant by S/H ....me and my husband have racked our brains. And we've came up with some pretty creative possibilities. But I can't think of what you meant, sorry. Could you please explain further?
I've grown mine for past 2 years and probably got only 4 leaves!!! So I should try to keep it on the moist side? thanks!


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Sorry teisa for the confusion.I grow most of my hoyas in hydroculture.
I use small drinking cups that I drill holes about 1/2 inch from the bottom to hold a bit of water.When I feel up to it I also drill holes all over the cup to help with aeration.
I use many different types of inert items to grow my hoyas in.I have used hydro clay,leca,pumic,and turface. Sometimes I make a mix with all of them.
I also can keep an eye on the roots this way.

Cindy


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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

So Hey there Cindy,

Can I add that you use SH to mean semi-hydro? I learned this earlier & I too grow some Hoyas in hydro (just a couple).


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Thanks PG,I had a brain freeze.Most of all my hoyas grow so much better this way.

Cindy


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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

This seems cool may have to convert one to give it a try. I recently saw Sans growing like this, at a box store! Wonder if can buy the hydro clay, leca, etc. at these stores or would I have to order it? There is Not alot of variety here (Knoxville Tn) when it comes to plant nurseries.


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Teisa you could try looking to see if your area has a hydroponic store or look for a company that supply mpv turface for baseball fields.

Cindy


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RE: I'm back along w/ my pretty Macrophylla

teisa,
I also live in Knoxville and thought I would let you know that there is a hydroponic store on Clinton Highway. If you are headed toward Clinton, it is past Walmart in a shopping center on the right side. You can find hydro supplies without paying shipping charges, which can be high given the weight of expanded clay.


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