I was growing H sigitalis well and decided to lift it to a higher level to get more light........unfortunately it missed out on a few waterings, and I lost it...so I would say keep it moist, but I seem to remember Carol keeps hers dry ??? Carol ?
H buotii does not like to dry out, and the flowers are really lovely and a good size.....here's a pic of mine in bloom...one of my favourites with a lovely scent
Name: dorothy green hawaii In Heaven there is no beer, that is
Dominic, Is the colour of your buotii true in that picture?. Mine is going to bloom and it's more yellow than pink. I love this hoya tho whatever the colour. I'll try and put a picture of my plant because when it blooms it's covered in umbels.
Yes, Dorothy...it's a salmon pink color, I've been asked that before by people who have a yellower version....Prob my growing conditions..wasnt bought as a 'pink' variety, or anything like that. To me it has a smell somewhere between peach and salmon..........of the fishy variety.....Strange, but nice.
Another photo of it
When I upload a photo, I use photoshop to try and get the color as true as poss, because they dont always photograph true to color.......my all time favourite was this H mac 'Rainforest', which really did flower this dark for me......Amazing plant...
I have an IML 0016 or 0017 which is supposed to be darker...but I'm struggling with that one..maybe one day...:))
I have my H.sigilatis under the lights right now, but either under lights or in the greenhouse or outside, I don't let it go as dry as I do alot of the other Hoya's. And in Hot weather more water. The foliage is gorgeous but even more so in high light.
H. boutii also, I got it very late last fall as a cutting and it's rooted and growing like a weed. I let it dry out a little more than H.sigilatis. This pic was taken when it had been hanging on the porch getting very bright light but no hot
sun. I think your going to really enjoy these two !
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
....H. sigallatis's happiness eluded me for the LONGEST time... I managed to murder quite a few...they rotted out. This one is happy in very high light, very warm (it swings from the top of the greenhouse), very lose 'soil' (actually about 60% hydroton and the rest bark chips and perlite) and it gets watered when it is DRY (when everyone else gets it...about every 5 days these days...3-4 for the smaller pots) and if it's hot/dry weather I spray it down every day with a hose. No "misting" my guys....when it rains in the tropics it strangles frogs!!!!!