Hoya Propagation forum: Hoya praetorii

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Dee2
Jun 2, 2010 9:14 AM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
I have received a cutting of this and would like to know if anyone can give me some stats on it growing habits, slow grower, crowded feet, etc.

I currently have it rooting in a terrerium and it has sprouted a new little leaf. Does this one take long to root?

Thanks,

Dee Rolling my eyes.
ImageCeeDub
Jun 2, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I received a cutting of this one recently too, minus any leaves unfortunately. I have great hopes for the stick though Big Grin and look forward to any information that Dee receives here.

Christine
Dee2
Jun 2, 2010 7:50 PM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
Christine, I bet we received it from the same place.

Dee Thumbs up Hilarious!
ImageCeeDub
Jun 2, 2010 8:21 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Thumbs up I'll betcha you're right!
Christine
AlohaHoya
Jun 2, 2010 8:48 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I wish I could help....I have killed so many praetoriae/javanica I should be given a prize!!!! I think if I tried it now, I would grow it in shade/indirect bright light...and not drown it as I used drowning/root rot as my means of murder. Perhaps I should try it again?... I always found it difficult to root...but this was before Hydroton. You have inspired me....I should try it again....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Mar 15, 2012 11:26 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
Did you try again Carol???
Dee2
Mar 15, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
MIne didn't live either. Think I am going to try again too.

Dee
AlohaHoya
Mar 15, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
No, I haven't, Mitzi...I have given up beating my head up against stone walls which includes 'trying again'... Just taking the easy way in life these days... Big Grin
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Mar 15, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
I must learn the lesson with you! I still fighting with some hoyas that don't like me!!!
AlohaHoya
Mar 15, 2012 9:11 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I decided that with all of the hoya species available,, in collections...with the cultivars etc.,I could happily live withOUT some of the snotty little attitudes some of them give my way of growing...there are so many that adore me, follow every word of my conversations and appreciate anything I do for them....

Big Grin
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Mar 16, 2012 5:02 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
You're completely right!!!

I still fighting with some hoyas that really hate me, I've tried many times, some more than 8 times, I should forget about these ones, either they don't like the tropicals or me! Megalaster is one of them, I bought at least 10 times, it arrives dead, or didn't root, now I'm fighting with a little one that I bought rooted, but it is stucked there for almost a year!!!!

The problem is that I love challange, reason why I keep trying!!!

Have a great weekend


Mitzi
AlohaHoya
Mar 16, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I am more and more convinced that there are certain clones of species that do better in cultivation. Something happening to them? Don't know.... For instance, I used to have a HUGE plant of H. retusa (also pauciflora, bella .....) and because of some issue (usually too much water) I lost them....and I have never been able to grow them again...

Over a year ago I bought, at the market, a variegated H. bella and I hung it from a tree outside. It is still alive, blooming and we have had nearly non stop rain for 4.5 months...but if I grow it in the gh and water it more often than it likes...it goes t.u.

With the one you bought rooted, have you checked the roots? Repotting sometimes 'gooses' it into action?

Carol
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagemitzi
Mar 16, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
Carol,

I don't use to buy rooted ones! Few times I did, I notice that rooted ones is easier to die during the trip, cuts has better chances!
Imagerevelation19
Aug 12, 2012 3:22 AM CST
Name: Daniel
Saxonia-Anhalt / Germany
Hi all,

I´ve got a statement concerning the praetorii from Alexandre Gravus (PAKEHA)

"About H. praetorii, you must know it is a specie who don't likes at all to be moved, loosing all the leaves, even in my home I must root it by naked stem :-( "

So, he has the same issues rooting naked stems of praetorii, and I guess, that´s the reason why they are so expensive when they are finished, maybe the motherplant is another issue....

By the way, I expect to get a nearly naked praetorii in my order from toplants...it´s good to get prepared in advance.... Sad
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein
Imageknghoyas
Aug 12, 2012 8:46 AM CST
Name: Kim Tipton
Western NY
Carol hit it on the nose about hydroton, hard to root plants like praetoriae, lasiantha, javanica or plants that are just stems,,, All root well for me, semi hydro.
I root 50% of my cuttings that way. I've been doing it know for 2 years and have not lost a single cutting. ( KNOCK ON WOOD ) Watch Doug's video on growing semi hydro.
I do it the same way, follow his tips and i think you'll be very pleased. IT WORKS
AlohaHoya
Aug 12, 2012 10:41 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Hurray!
Leap. The net will appear.

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