So after a few years of wanting to grow hoyas (I mainly grow dahlias) my friend in Washington sent me 3 cuttings of hoya carnosa but was left without advice aside from "put them in some potting soil when you get the cuttings". Right now the cuttings are in a pot on my desk near a window that gets the most sun out of the day and that is only for a few hours in the morning. I could probably get a hanging pot to put it above my desk near the window if that is a suggestion. I'd rather not kill the plant so any advice would be absolutely appreciated or if you have a "getting started" article or forum just point me in that direction.
Welcome to the forum edewitt.
This does not look like carnosa but I am no expert on carnosa varieties. I am also relatively new and found soil mixture advise on the home page useful.
If possible, please post picture of leaves . That will help people give advise specific to type of hoya you have.
Doesn't look like a carnosa to me either. In any case, you want a well draining mix, and not being sure what it is besides NOT carnosa, I'd say, where you are, to put it where it get's good bright light, high humidity, Warm, and in as small a pot as possible. While it is rooting keep it moist at all times, but not at all soggy.
Be careful not to up pot too quickly, let it get root bound before you move it up.
MJ , I am thinking same...looks like kerrii...because I see heart shaped leaves in the picture! And though it is not very clear, leaves seem to be somewhat fuzzy. A fuzzy kerrii..... like one from Gardino ?
Reason I speculate like this is because it looks like the one I have.
I have a fuzzy kerrii from Gardino and flowers smell like caramel or chlorine depending on when you sniffed at them. Mine has not bloomed since purchase,but it has several duds(non blooming type peduncles) .
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
I agree...it looks EXACTLY like H. kerrii. You might look on Christina's web page to see how she grows it in Sweden. With the thick leaves, H. kerrii doesn't need a lot of water...only when very dry...and it likes a LOT of warmth and bright light. I have bloomed H. kerrii only once and it isn't one I am particularly fond of....but I have it. If you should ever want to do a road trip, there is a hoya grower in Filer, ID with a greenhouse, and he could give you good advice.
My mistake then on posting the photo, judging from the dark green variegated leaves this probably isn't the same plant then. The shape of the leaves are a pointed oval and they are speckled with white. I figured he'd sent me the same plant I had commented on but a free hoya's a free hoya so I'm not gonna complain. Sorry for the mishap there with the misleading picture.
After looking at the pictures in the database, threegardeners' picture is exactly how my leaves look. So what's the best way to set these plants up and support them or should I put it in a hanging pot near the window? I'm open to suggestions especially creative ones.
Name: Lee Anne Stark Ontario, Canada Perpetually happy!
If it's my H. carnosa you're looking at in the database...I keep them in a North window. They seem to like it dry and on the cool side. I keep them in hanging pots. They spend the summer outside on a screened in porch.