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Feb 24, 2013 2:08 PM CST
Name: Coralee
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I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I have the opposite problem in that while I have large and healthy looking leaves my roots do not grow and I have gotten no blooms. The first hoya I posted is about 30 years old. I started her from a cutting I was given. She's gone through kids, moves and puppies. The puppies recently resulted in several broken vines and many happy co-workers.Itransplanted it in a very tall pot with the bottom 1/2 - 2/3 filled with styrofoam peanuts and the rest potting soil. This plant has only bloomed for me once in 30 years. I think th is a Silver Pink Pubicalyx based on the leaves which are splashed with gray to pink and the deep pink flowers observed the one time it did bloom. Any comments on identification of this plant?

The other two hoya are about 10 years old and again have great leaves but are very root poor. I just purchased a fabric nail to hold the Kerrii in the soil because it would fall out every time the dog's tail brushed past it. I've recently noticed some ugly black decay (?) on one of the Kerrii leaves. Could someone tell me if this could be a fungus or just the result of a cold draft, etc.

I think the second plant is a Carnosa but if anyone could help me identify this plant, I would be grateful.

My main question here is how can I get roots to grow on these plants so I can get some blooms to grow. I live in Colorado with no air conditioning or humidifier. I water my wax plants sparingly.


I just wanted to share here the leaf I rooted from my Kerrii Plant. If you look at the Kerrii plant in the post above you will see one leaf with black around its edge. I cut that leaf off and started it in Hydroton about 3 weeks ago. The following picture is the result so far. Not sure what kind of plant this will produce but it will be fun to find out.

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