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Imagejohoya
Oct 16, 2012 6:58 AM CST
Name: Jelinda Ivey
Thomson,Ga.
zone 8a
I am hoping that once i have brought my plants inside the bare stems growing wildly in every direction,which is fine outside will hurry & grow some leaves to hold down the stems.It is like a jungle around here,hubby asked when is it going to get some leaves,are te stems suppose to stick out in every direction like that?? Confused I said they're beautiful plants,he just shrugged. Rolling on the floor laughing

Thumb of 2012-10-16/johoya/645e62
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I asked for a flower and he gave me a garden,then grand-kids to work in it with me!!!!
AlohaHoya
Oct 16, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Sometimes gathering the wandering vines together with a wee clip will keep them in check. They are looking for somewhere to hold onto and grow on.
Leap. The net will appear.
Alchemist9
Jan 23, 2013 8:20 AM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
Carol,

How do I know which of my hoya like to hang down and which I need to trellis to keep the blooming vines from drying up?
AlohaHoya
Jan 23, 2013 11:38 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I have no idea, Coralee....but their growth habit should tell you. For instance, a rooted cutting of H. heuschkeliana will grow draped over the pot instead of growing UP. As will H. lacunosa. ALL hoyas will climb if give the chance...and some don't mind hanging down... and, if you look at their growth, even H. lacunosa new growth will turn upwards....

Edited to say that perhaps the plant detects the change: If a plant is growing UP on a trellis, it wants the tips of the new growth to go up as well. If it is cascading already there isn't an issue. I am remembering I had a H. carnosa that hung down 15' from a beam in a high ceiling. I've seen your pubicalyx growing down as well. Ted Green grows MANY of his plants hanging down...

I must talk to my friend who grows a lot of plants and see what he says.
Leap. The net will appear.
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AlohaHoya
Jan 23, 2013 11:08 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I talked to my friend who is very knowledgeable about plants....seems it has to do with hormones in the growing tips and related to the growing of the plant. That's all, he said, he could tell me (that I would understand!). I reckon that the plant knows. Regardless...when a plant is trained to grow UP it wants the tips going up too. Period. That's all I know.
Leap. The net will appear.
Alchemist9
Jan 24, 2013 7:56 AM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
AlohaHoya wrote:I talked to my friend who is very knowledgeable about plants....seems it has to do with hormones in the growing tips and related to the growing of the plant. That's all, he said, he could tell me (that I would understand!). I reckon that the plant knows. Regardless...when a plant is trained to grow UP it wants the tips going up too. Period. That's all I know.


Fair enough!

As you've said, one needs to know where they grow in the wild and accomodate that but also just monitor how and where they are happiest growin in each home environment.

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