Growing Tips forum: When 'dead' is not dead

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AlohaHoya
Jun 17, 2013 11:19 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
A H. imperialis growing outside was looking horrible....so I dug it up and it really looked BAD! I cut off dead stuff, and planted it in orchidbark/perlite at a 45deg. angle...kept it damp...not wet. About a month later...this is what it looked like:Thumb of 2013-06-17/AlohaHoya/cce738

I trimmed off more dead root...and was careful to leave the fresh new roots in tact...repotted it up....Thumb of 2013-06-17/AlohaHoya/67deb5

This is what totally dead root looks like...Thumb of 2013-06-17/AlohaHoya/99f013 Really, nothing viable there!!!!

I'll carefully nurture this until it puts out new fresh growth and when I can, I'll cut it to root. I have a feeling that this old piece of root could croak at the slightest discomfort...but will be able to save it with the new growth.
Leap. The net will appear.
Alchemist9
Jun 17, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
Carol,

I pulled the Adlrichii and Helwigiana I told you had lost all their leaves and the roots seem to be nice and white yet. I'm going to keep watering and talking to them and maybe they sprout new leaves. I'm not real hopeful expecially with the Helwigiana because it seems like hollow sections between bark (don't think there is bark on Hoya) and the stem. The Aldrichii may come back or I may need to try again. Its roots look okay too.

Imageogolland
Jun 17, 2013 7:20 PM CST
Name: Olesya Golland
New Jersey
Good job Carol!! Thumbs up It looks like one big plant to me....
AlohaHoya
Jun 17, 2013 9:05 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Coralee...hmmmm strange about their roots being so healthy. I wouldn't water them T OO much but I might try making a terrarium type rig with maybe clear plastic bag....
Leap. The net will appear.
Alchemist9
Jun 17, 2013 9:21 PM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
Ok, I'll try that!
Imageyaramolong
Jun 18, 2013 1:27 PM CST
Name: dorothy green
hawaii
In Heaven there is no beer, that is
A customer returned a dead H.imperialis to us many years ago. Ted was in Borneo, so I stuck the dead thing in water. Didn't know what else to do with it. About 7 years later its a blooming fool. plant is huge. I think Carol has seen it. We just called it returned imperialis and the label is still on it so never say die.
Dorothy.
Alchemist9
Jun 18, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
That gives me hope Dorothy!
AlohaHoya
Jul 28, 2013 11:08 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
My H. pottsii from Vietnam - a very succulent plant - began to die back and the leaves all looked like deflated footballs...so I cut it up and put the base end (which had NOthing healthy on it) in a small bowl of water. Water is exactly what killed it (too much)! Checked it a few weeks later and....
Thumb of 2013-07-28/AlohaHoya/e161de

Big surprise!!! I had nothing to lose and am happy with the success! I potted it up in Growstones and am looking forward to success! This has been a funny plant: It has grown beautifully for me and the flowers are wonderful...and everytime I have made a cutting from it it has died and I've had to give it CPR!!! I think Growstones will help a lot - and I will never cut it again!!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imageogolland
Jul 28, 2013 1:31 PM CST
Name: Olesya Golland
New Jersey
Good job Carol!!! Thumbs up
AlohaHoya
Jul 28, 2013 4:44 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Miracles!!!!
Whistling
Leap. The net will appear.
AlohaHoya
Sep 26, 2013 10:18 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Found a long vine of H. chlorantha that must have been torn off somehow...it had been on the ground for a while...so I put it in a pot with a mix of hydroton/growstones (love the mix) and wound it around...Thumb of 2013-09-26/AlohaHoya/afc823

Yesterday I potted up 5 small plants from the sections that had rooted...Thumb of 2013-09-26/AlohaHoya/6a1846
Leap. The net will appear.

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