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Mairzeedotes
Sep 11, 2011 10:16 PM CST
Name: Marcy
S. Calif
Usually if my hoyas grow a white leaf...or 2 ...or 6...I just leave them alone as I think they are pretty. However, I have heard they are detrimental to the plant in some way. Now I have 2 plants that seem to have completely stopped growing as they grew white leaves at the the growing tips. The first one is this cute little H. australis 'variegata'
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The other one is a small plant of H. macrophylla 'variegata'
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After growing these white leaves, I have not noticed any other leaves being formed. I hate to cut them off. Do you think I sould just wait it out till next season & see...or get out the axe? Sad
Imagethreegardeners
Sep 12, 2011 6:35 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I'd wait and see what happens.

What IS that one on the left in the second picture??
Imagepropmaker
Sep 12, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

I just leave mine Marcy. They normally devlop a little green, or fall off. I'v not found it detrimental to growth. Only when a variagated plant throws out shoots that have revereted to green, do I remove them as they are stronger and will take over
Imagegoldenca
Sep 12, 2011 8:55 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Langley, B.C.
I have a carnosa that has basically all new white leaves..... I have not noticed barely any green at all in the new leaves... (am I suppose to cut off all this new growth?)

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Mairzeedotes
Sep 12, 2011 10:31 AM CST
Name: Marcy
S. Calif
Lee Ann--it is H. callistophylla that I got from Kartuz Nursery in 2007. I had it in a west window where sun shinned on the leaves all afternoon & they got that bright yellow. Notice the darker new leaves that have formed since I moved it outside in the spring to that shady spot it is in there. I had several other different types of callistophyllas that did not make it past my troubled years, but this one and one other smaller one did. Good thing I had several in different locations. Smiling I love the looks of the callistophylla types of hoyas. Thumb of 2011-09-12/Mairzeedotes/28cdef
Mairzeedotes
Sep 12, 2011 10:34 AM CST
Name: Marcy
S. Calif
OK...Lynn--I am going to leave mine on. You leave yours on too & we'll see what happens. I think yours are just beautiful. I would not want to cut those off. It is so neat the way KQ does that.
Imagegoldenca
Sep 12, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Langley, B.C.
Marcy, Yeah I kinda thought they were pretty - they start sort of a pink and turn white - but not much green going on - lol...and yeah you sort of hate to cut them off.... not like they grow that fast to begin with...
Dee2
Sep 14, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
I just love those leaves Marcy

Dee
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 16, 2011 5:16 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Since I read the following:

From "Letter #1": http://www.psthehoyan.com/psthehoyan1.html

I only cut out ALL white growth. But that's just me, if it has any green on it at all, it stays.
I may leave the all pink leaves on a pot of cuttings I've got @ work, just to see!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 16, 2011 8:34 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
propmaker wrote: when a variagated plant throws out shoots that have revereted to green, do I remove them as they are stronger and will take over

I do this too, with my KP, but it's hard to keep up with that one!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagepropmaker
Sep 17, 2011 2:46 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Ive kinda given up on my KP.....think its going to be easier to just take some cuttings of variagated growth and start again...just plant what's left in the garden, which is almost all green now...its one variety that really likes to revert
RandyBoatwright
Sep 17, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Dom, as 'in the ground' garden outdoors?
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 17, 2011 2:18 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I agree w/ Dom. In the process of doing just that!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagegoldenca
Sep 17, 2011 8:53 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Langley, B.C.
Well I decided to cut off most of the ALL white leaves.... so my plant is now alot smaller but what the heck .....It seemed like the last little while my plant was putting out nothing but pure white leaves....
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 17, 2011 9:26 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
You may find it'll keep trying to grow white branches, from the same node where the white section formed...
One of mine had an all white vine and I kept cutting it off. It grew back white 5 (FIVE) times from that same node. It ended up looking like a paw! So I cut it back further & rooted that peice. AGAIN it's sending out white leaves. Strange, huh?

BTW- Did any of those begin all white & develop that small amount of green?
I have heard, from some, if left alone they may develop some green... Confused

Tom from PLG also says to remove the all white leaves from KQs....

Works for me, my KQ blooms like crazy & it's only 4 years old. Been blooming over 2 years now
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagegoldenca
Sep 17, 2011 10:24 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Langley, B.C.
Well to be hones Laura, I never paid any attention to see if it went from white to a little green.... I actually liked the white leaves... but it seemed to be doing nothing but putting out nothing but white ones... I would love to see mine bloom - I think I probably have around 3 years to wait.... Whistling
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 17, 2011 10:29 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I wept as I cut off my white ones... Crying *sniff* I didn't want to, but CB says it's for the best *sniff*
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagegoldenca
Sep 17, 2011 10:38 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Langley, B.C.
Understandable .... pass the kleenex! Sad

BUT... hopefully it will be for the better.... now if I had to cut off flowers... that would be tough tough.... Grumbling
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 17, 2011 10:54 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I don't think I could bring myself to do it! *Blush* I just couldn't....

I wept when I saw HoyaDoug's pile of shooting stars he'd removed to save on the mess...

But rest assured Golden, I think that KQ will get goin' now that you threatened it! They retaliate by growing when snipped on!

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Imagepropmaker
Sep 18, 2011 8:51 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Yes, outside in the ground Big Grin

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