I would like to ask you if you have a trick of growing Hoya Fuscomarginate. I purchased this plant (rooted cutting) back in October of 2012 and still haven't noticed any growth. I don't know what to do.... I gave it a spot by the window along with fluorescent lights, fertilizer, warmth, and nothing...Please help!!
Olesya,I dont grow this hoya but have to say 4 months is not much time for some hoyas to settle and get growing.Maybe its growing a tone of roots. I have had rooted cuttings sit for a year before it starts to grow.One thing we growers of hoyas must have is patience.
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Olesya...since you struck it in October (which is going into the shortlight days = plants going dormant in nature, it may be just stalling. How long are the lights on for? Are the roots big and healthy?...have they filled the pot? New cuttings usually wont put on growth until the pot is filled with roots (and why small pots are the best).
Thank you Cindy and Carol for your replied. I agree with you...it's probably growing roots and/or 'stalling'. I just looked at my other rooted cuttings and they are growing really good even though I got them a month or 2 after Hoya Fuscomarginate . So, I started thinking what's wrong with this plant?!
I turn on the lights at 7:30-8 am and turn them off like 7:30pm (before and after work). Other plants seems to like it. I am not sure if the roots a big and healthy. It's in the small pot. The leaves look good and healthy to me. It's probably waiting for spring. When I purchased this Hoya, I liked the explanation of scent when it blooms.....I want to find out on my own now...very curious, and this plant is just sitting there. I know....to be patient and it will smell like garbage here in no time (the scent of blooms). Thanks again!!
Hi Olesya...I've had my fuscomarginata for over a year and a half..received as a cutting...and it has shown zero growth so far! I figure that this is one hoya that is v-e-r-y slow to start growing....it looks fine, but it acts like it's a "plastic" plant. Best wishes on getting yours to grow...but, maybe we'll get blooms first...many plants won't grow until they bloom...who knows? It sounds like you're doing everything right. Fondly, Patrick
Hi Patrick... Oh, yeah, it's been over a year and a half for your plant and no growth or blooms?! I guess, there is nothing wrong with my plant...just sitting there. Let's wait for something to happen. Let me know if your plant will decide to do anything. Thank you for sharing.
Olesya, it is probably waiting for spring to tell it to start growing. And you have it only since October, so it may be trying to adjust to your growing condition and may be a variety that takes a while getting established.
You can probably give it a weak fertilizer.
How about you fertilize it with same stuff that got your lacunosa to bloom?