Hoya Propagation forum: Rooting with Hydroton

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AlohaHoya
May 7, 2010 1:29 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
There are many ways to use Hydroton for rootings....and this is one of my favorites: I put the cutting in a small pot with just Hydroton and then put the pot in a tray/dish/plate of water that comes up the side of the pot about 1/4". I sometimes let the water level go down to shallower, but never higher. The Hydroton wicks the water up and the cutting will root where it is comfortable with the amount of moisture. I keep a good eye on the rooting and seldom let the roots get too large before I put them in my mix.

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ImagePerennialgirl
Jan 21, 2011 10:21 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Carol have you been using this method for awhile?
AlohaHoya
Jan 22, 2011 10:46 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yes...I have been using it for a couple of years...and I am delighted with it!!! Just think:

No hoya in the wild is going to have a glass of water to root in!!! The vine will find a moist place on the tree and roots will come out to hold the vine in place. OR...to grab more moisture.

Hydroton is wonderful!!! I use it in all of my mixes...MORE hydroton for hoyas like kanyukamariana, retusa...and less for those like H. imperialis who like more constant moisture.....

There is no one formula for anything regarding Hoyas!!! Isn't that what makes it so much fun!!!! Thumbs up
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ImagePerennialgirl
Jan 22, 2011 11:33 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
I bought some hydroton to try. I think I'll move some of my caudex plants and some of my hoyas.

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