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ImageGardenGuyAZ
Jul 13, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Whenever I see pictures of plants, it's always one type of plant in one pot. Is there a reason for that? Can you mix two or three different kinds of Hoya in one pot without any problems?

Alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagethreegardeners
Jul 13, 2010 11:25 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
That's a good question. I've always kept them separate to make it easier to identify which particular Hoya it is. Some are very close without blooms to distinguish them. I can't see there being a problem with putting them together though...would fill a pot faster and maybe get blooms faster....?

Anybody?
AlohaHoya
Jul 13, 2010 12:35 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I have grown all like hoya in one pot... different clones of the same species and it didn't phase them at all. Makes a nice pot full of differently shaped leaves, like H. lacunosa. I would never put very different hoyas together....like H. archboldiana and H. carnosa...they have different watering needs and fertilizing needs...

Christine Burton wrote in a recent PS The Hoyan that it is bad to do it and uses EA plants as an example. I think CMB is way off base ... planting the same species but different clones should work just fine...like carnosas, pubicalyxes, pottsiis etc.....

Carol

Leap. The net will appear.
Imagefauna4flora
Aug 1, 2010 4:01 PM CST
I keep mine seperate, too- mostly because they have different growth habits. Some are viney and some grow so fast and others have short internode lengths. I am kind of intrigued by the idea of mixing them but for me there would have to be a concept- ie. all same bloom time or something.
Am I all out of potting soil, AGAIN????
AlohaHoya
Aug 1, 2010 4:04 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Well...for instance, I grow all my lacunosas and obscuras together....makes a cool pot!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Aug 12, 2010 6:57 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
So what is the Hoya, that your holding in the palm of your hand, and the bloom is about the size of your hand, in the picture on the main page? The bloom is cupped with a yellow center blending to pink outer edges.

alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagethreegardeners
Aug 12, 2010 7:04 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I'm pretty sure that's H. lauterbachii...picked a good pic. for that didn't I?
AlohaHoya
Aug 12, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yup...that's it...and I am hoping for seeds but won't know for a while. It is an eriostemma - a type of hoya which grows a bit differently...doesn't like to be moved around and loves to climb!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Aug 13, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Does it like a dry climate, or does it do much better in a much more humid climate. I'm tempted. That is just beautiful. I was thinking of putting it next to my water feature outside, where it would get more humidity, some dappled morning sunlight, and shade the rest of the day. It's very pricey though. I'm going to have to keep shopping for a wee rooted cutting! :)

alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
AlohaHoya
Aug 13, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Alan...it really needs full sun, at least 50%humidity and no temps under 50 degrees... but you could try??????
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Aug 13, 2010 11:02 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Ok, dear, dear, dear Carol. Remember this is HOT desert sun. Generally full sun for any plant is questionable here in Phoenix, AZ. Shrimp plant is full sun in Hawaii, but here...no, it would fry in 10 minutes, but blooms and does beautifully in our full shade :) It's a beautiful plant, I have to at least try. I love a challenge :) I am scared about trying full sun, as pricey as this plant is though. Maybe in the fall, winter and spring I could do full sun, but definitely not in the summer.

Alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagethreegardeners
Aug 13, 2010 11:06 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
That's a good point Alan.
Full sun could mean just about anything depending on where a person is. I keep some of my hoyas in full sun in the winter, but full Canadian winter sun is pretty much like, what? your basement? and full sun up here in the summer is probably not as bright as your shade.
AlohaHoya
Aug 13, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
OK, Alan...the gauntlet is thrown!!! I will send you a plant, you pay for the shipping and grow it out. WONDERFUL if you are right!!! I think the difference in our 'full suns' is the humidity and the altitude. And, remember, they don't like to be moved....

I am all for trying new things.... Hurray!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagetherovinglass
Aug 13, 2010 12:32 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Akin
Roy, UT
This should be interesting! hahaha So far, my eriostemma's do well in the house . . . EAST or WEST window. The ones in my east window have gone INSANE! No blooms, but they grow over a foot a month!
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Sep 10, 2010 1:08 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
I have a question on hoya's. Will leaves grow back in where leaves have fallen off?

Alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagethreegardeners
Sep 10, 2010 1:16 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I've never had a leaf grow back, but I've had them sprout a new branch from where a leaf has broken/fallen off.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Sep 10, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Yeah...that's what I've seen. So was just curious to know.

alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageCeeDub
Sep 10, 2010 5:05 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I agree, no new leaves from where they drop off unfortunately. The stems stay starkly bare, and I often will lop off a vine that's gotten too "leggy" to make a new plant.
Christine
AlohaHoya
Sep 10, 2010 6:11 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
We often fail to keep in mind (I fear) that while we are growing plants rooted at one end and growing out the other....in nature they are rooting themselves all along the way...right? You had a good idea to put a part of the vine to root it, Alan...makes the plant feel more at home, perhaps....
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Sep 10, 2010 6:37 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
They don't call me an old mother hen for nothin ;)

Alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller

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