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By threegardeners (threegardeners) on March 14, 2010
|This fussy member of the Milkweed family has been giving gray hairs to growers for decades. One of the most important factors in successfully growing these plants is the soil, and there are as many soil mixes used for Hoya as there are Hoya themselves!|
There are as many different soil mixes as there are Hoyas. Each grower has their own special blend.
Of course your mix should reflect the conditions according to where you live. Somewhere in the desert and you might want to add a bit of peat to retain moisture for a bit longer than half a day. The tropics would make an even looser mix, expecially if rained on daily.
Most mixes are a combination of perlite, bark mulch, orchid bar, cinder, hydroton, and gravel.
My mix of choice uses regular potting soil, perlite and lots of orchid mix. Nice and chunky. If I don't have orchid mix handy I will throw in a handful of Hydroton, little clay marble-like pellets used in semi-hydroponics.
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