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Aug 17, 2012 10:20 AM CST
Anyone have experience with this plant?

Aug 17, 2012 11:09 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I grow it. Difficult in the winter because it hates the dryness of the house. Doesn't like to dry out. Usually looks awful by spring but recovers once it can go back outdoors. Thrives outdoors in our Canadian summer...warm humid days in the 80's and cool moist nights in the high 60's.
Aug 17, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
I've killed more specimens of stephanotis floribunda than I have hoyas - so that is going some!!
Fantastic fragrance, but does like more humidity than I can give it over winter. Hoyas take precidence. Big Grin
Aug 17, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yes... I grow it and it does need lots of warmth, full sun, fert. and humidity. Those factors's easy!!! Whistling
Leap. The net will appear.
Aug 17, 2012 11:47 AM CST
There's a little one on auction on Ebay and I was thinking about it but I'm not kidding you, I have so many vines etc now, I just need to stay off Ebay and be done.

I still can't get over how gorgeous all these hoyas that Carol sent me are!!!!

Funny how non plant people think that plant people have a screw loose and don't find the enjoyment in plants. LOL! My co-workers and family just shake their heads in puzzlement!!!

Aug 17, 2012 11:57 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
*Blush* thanks.
Leap. The net will appear.
Aug 18, 2012 12:37 AM CST
I find these vines all the time at my local nursery (Around June I think?).. quite pricy, $40 for a 4in pot. Though the vine looped around the hoop twice and was already in flower. Much cheaper at online sellers.. TT for one, maybe gardino too.

I've read some have waited 10 years for flowers when grown from seed. Clearly the nursery did not have to wait so long. Apparently they bloom reliably once they have started (If I remember right, it was only one period of time a year..)

I had taken two cuttings a few months ago. Each two nodes long. One survived, the other was a cutting from younger vine and non mature leaves. Rooted using hydrotone and set in an aquarium just like my hoya cuttings. It's been indoors since I've had and for awhile it hasn't done anything.. but for the past few weeks it's really been growing! Three new sets of leaves on a new vine, less than an inch long! (As well as some undeveloped baby leaves, the first to form on the new vine. Odd.)

I have it in the same mix as my hoya and I water when it gets pretty dry. I don't fertilize any of my plants (for now!) Southern window with the shades down, but rotated so sun slips through. The room gets ridiculously hot so we installed an AC unit. It doesn't show any sign of lack of humidity so far..

I'll update if I have any news though : )
Not enough experience to really judge long term, but there it is haha.
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Aug 18, 2012 5:05 AM CST
Thank you. A seller, Begonia9868, who I sometimes get a begonia or hoya she may have up for auction, usually $5.95, has one up but her plants are usually very small. I was just window shopping.

Aug 18, 2012 7:24 AM CST
Name: Lali (Begoniacrazii)
Accents for home and garden has them pretty cheaply too. I recently purchased the variegated variety. But they have both.

They also sell begonias Thumbs up hoyas, ceropegia and dischidia.

I've never had a problem with their shipping or plants (all 3" pots)

They are also more cold hardy that one might think. I received one in a DG trade when I first joined and it's still plugging along in my greenhouse. I don't heat my greenhouse any more and it survived 16º.
Perception is Unique!
Aug 18, 2012 7:30 AM CST
Oh, I like Accents a lot although I've had problems with hoyas sent out in the past. Just last week, I got a beautiful shipment of pereskia, 2 begonias, moses in the bullrushes (gold) (this is a drop dead gorgeous plant) etc. All good size plants and good prices.

Aug 18, 2012 7:43 AM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
I have not grown this one but I heard somewhere that it does not like to be moved around and something about not changing it's orientation.
Likes to be pampered too,from what I hear.

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