Growing Tips forum: Hoya Crassicaulis

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Oct 9, 2011 6:51 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
I bought a small plants several weeks ago.Being new to Hoyas, I have a long way to learn.Counting on all of you to help me.
Does anyone grow this Hoya? Looking for tips about light,water ,growth
Thanks a lot.
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Oct 20, 2011 10:46 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
OH....I am SOOOooo sorry I didn't see this. Please forgive me!!!!

H. crassicaulis is a very easy (at least for me) hoya to grow. You want a very lose chunky mix, and water it when dry.... It likes humidity as our average humidity is about 60% and I do spritz down my hoyas once a day. It grow with a lot of indirect bright light and lots of warmth.
Leap. The net will appear.
Oct 21, 2011 3:45 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Hi Carol, no need to apologize. I found info elsewhere already.I posted this on 'Hooked on Hoya' also where people did respond.
Plant is blooming profusely and it's sent is lovely and travels several feet,specially in the morning. I am assuming I will need to bring it in if temps go below 50.
One thing though,I wonder how northerners manage all this bringing in and out, These plants do get big eventually.I do not even have place to hang them yet. Right now it is hanging on a Plumeria branch outside. Polka dot wasp moths seem addicted to it's bloom. I see no nectar but they seem to be drinking from flowers.
Oct 21, 2011 4:29 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I have this plant too, but it hasn't yet flowered for me. It sure loves to grow up and up.

Very few of my hoyas spend the summer outside, but the ones that do (about 8 or 9), I keep in a car port that gets good light but only very early morning direct sun. I used a tip I'd heard that when bringing the plants back in the house for the winter, to make sure that the temperature inside is approximately the same as the temperature outside. None of the hoyas that spent the summer outside had any trouble acclimatizing back into the house. In fact one had huge buds on it, H. motoskei, and I was resigned to losing them, but they didn't blast, they continued to grow inside and opened within about a week. Lovey dubby

In fact only one plant got upset this year and it was a hibiscus that lost all its leaves and proceeded to start flowering. Rolling my eyes. It behaves this way every year no matter what I try. We call it the 'Drama Queen' because it'll go completely limp when it needs watering, whether inside or out, and within a half hour of watering, it is a completely perky and lovely plant once again.

Oh, right, this is about hoyas... Whistling

So, once I have a better set up outside, I'll be taking more and more hoyas out to the car port for the summer. DH keeps reminding me that the car port is for the car, but for some reason I keep forgetting... Rolling on the floor laughing


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