I think what I like about this idea is that hoyas produce roots naturally along their stem, and thats how they grow in the wild. I like the idea of gettng some decent roots before detaching the cutting from the mother plant - less chance of failure possibly.
Name: Lee Anne Stark Ontario, Canada Perpetually happy!
yup...for example. you have a Hoya that is starting to show signs that it's dying. You love the plant and don't want to lose it so you take cuttings and root them. You are "re-starting" the plant...starting over again.
I have a Rhipsalis that is going down hill fast, i just can't figure out what's wrong with it.I thought it got sunburned but it has spread since being brought inside.Thinking maybe it has scale, instead of a sun burn.I had never seen scale,now it's all over the plant.
Just take clean cutting's or clean sections of the plant,root them and end up with another healthy plant.Can plants be treated systemically before this is done?
thanks a bunch !!!!
I asked for a flower and he gave me a garden,then grand-kids to work in it with me!!!!
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Scale is nasty. I would treat it before it is cut...but you can also remove the scale with a Q-tip and 70% Rubbing Alcohol full strength. The babies are under the mature scales' belly...so a systemic may get the adult but not the babies. You could dip the plant in an soapy oil solution:
MIX: 1 T dishwashing liquid (do not use 'ultra' formulas or degreasers) + 1 Cup veggie oil. Shake the solution to mix well. To use it, dilute 1-2 teaspoons of the solution in 1 cup of tap water and spray well. Usually spraying every 6-7 days will suffocate the adults and the babies and any eggs that hatch in the meantime.