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Nov 10, 2012 9:27 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX
Hi my name is Cameron. Last year I bought my first hoya plant (Krimson Queen). Its done very well this year, producing a lot of growth. I was expecting it to grow slowly because of the variegation, but it really surprised me this year. I've seen a few hoyas at Lowes that I want to grow next year since I've been able to keep my KQ alive.

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Nov 10, 2012 9:41 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Welcome to the hoya forum Cameron! Your plant is relly lovely. Has it flowered for you yet? Do you have any other hoyas yet? If not, don't worry, somebody here will try to help you get some more!
Nov 10, 2012 11:31 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
NICE growing, Cameron...that hoya isn't that easy to grow as well as you have done!!!!
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Nov 11, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX
Thank you Christine and Carol! It hasn't flowered yet unfortunately but I look forward to seeing and smelling the blooms one day. This hoya is the only one I have right now. Hopefully next year I'll get some more. I take care of friends plant and she also has a Krimson Queen hoya, I think its 12 years old but it has never bloomed for her. I think it doesn't receive enough light.
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Nov 13, 2012 5:02 PM CST
Welcome to the forums! (and hello again everyone Thumbs up )
I've been wanting a KQ for awhile but I just haven't gotten around to it, and I'm quite occupied with the hoya I have now (not to mention other house plants Rolling my eyes. )

Be wary of Exotic Angel hoya ( the ones they sell at home depot.) They tend to be so stuffed full of cuttings that they have problems later on. Each cutting is an individual hoya, so there are many little hoya competing for the same nutrients (and I believe EA hoya are quicker to be root bound.) Please pitch in if i'm wrong but Cameron you might consider repotting and talking out 1/3 of those cuttings (I've even read to take out 1/2). They could be used to start a new pot of KQ!

It would probably be fine as it is, but there are plenty of bad stories with EA hoya dying "mysteriously." What does everyone else think? Would it work just as well to simply pot up when the plant needs more room to grow?


Edit: After I look more closely at your KQ everyone is right! It looks great! You may have even re-potted already :)
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Nov 13, 2012 5:25 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX
Thanks Keiko! I repotted it right after I bought it because of EA's notorious soil lol. I added a lot of perlite and orchid bark to some cactus potting soil. I think when I bought it, it was 2 separate plants. I was really worried about it at first because it started dropping a couple of leaves, but once I put it outside during spring and summer, it really took off. Even now its reaching for the window lol. I saw a KP hoya at walmart that I wanted to save, but I never got a chance to buy it. I also saw a large Wayetii but it was too expensive for me lol.

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