Well I'm finally getting around to posting pics I took of another one I bought. When I went back up to the sale the other one I was looking at got sold but he had this one and a pubicalyx. I didn't get the pubicalyx, It was one I had already, but I got this one. The tag was pretty faded, it
figures...my month of NOID's ...but looks like..Hoya globulifera,,,,,,,,,,I know wait for the bloom, but thought I'd post the pic anyway.
Well, since I'm not toooo sure what these are, I'm sorta going a middle of the road approach for now.
The second one I bought had two huge umbels on it.So here's hoping something happens. I've had Hoya's bloom in the dead of winter in the greenhouse, so am give a balance fertilizer, with an extra kick of bloom formula. These need a bit of TLC, and I'm hoping our weather holds out a bit for them to catch up. But you can be sure that as soon as I have blooms I will be posting. I'm VERY excited.
Oh and BTW...several of the cuttings you sent are already sending out new growth.
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mj...I would fertilize only if your hoyas are in artificial light and are on a growing cycle 24/7. If they are subject to the sun setting and rising then they go kinda dormant... I would just keep up the current system....I figger if the hoya wanted to bloom in the current conditions, why change the conditions to something else? I might give them a higher N and K in the spring when they start to put on a lot of growth. Any hoyas that have sprouted new growth recently could easily take a bit of N.
My problem is that Hs. archboldiana and H. macgillivrayii are supposed to start being grown dry about now, and all of mine are putting on new growth and some with buds. Hmmmm just gonna follow what they tell me to do....
Quite of few of mine are putting on new growth. But even so this time of year, I fertilize at 1/4 strength every other watering or so. Partly because I've got other plants that are actively growing and it get's too crazy trying to "switch" back and forth. So other than plants that go totally dormant, everybody get's the same. Things that are blooming have a different bucket...and I water them accordingly, but even then I only use 1/4 strength this time of year. Super active, like lacunosa, Iris Marie, and winter blooming orchids get that.
Here's a cutting from Julie that I started end of Sept.
All rooted and growing...
I've got new growth on quite a few of the cuttings I started at the same time.
With the exception of just a few they are all in the greenhouse on the "high light" side, a couple on the lowlight side, and a few in the house.
Somehow I have to clarify the difference between H villosa and H globulosa. Leaf wise they look the same, albeit my H villosa leaves are longer and wavier. I've yet to flower either, so cant compare........ Very similar tho in outward appearance
That is funny. My globulosa leaves are wavy and the villosa ones are smooth edged. The villosa ones are longer though. My villosa is darker too, but I think that is because it was in lower light.
Isn't it neat how these plants from the forum members make it all around the world.