Growing conditions forum: Growing Hoyas in trees in the sub-tropics

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Mar 15, 2014 7:33 AM CST
I'm new to this forum and new to Hoyas. Does anyone have experience growing Hoyas in trees - not in pots?
I think I was lucky with a H. lacunosa that I sat in the crotch of my mango tree. It's quite happy and flowers occasionally.
I'd like to try more species in other trees such as live oak but I'm not sure which ones would be suited to this treatment.
Any suggestions are welcome!
Mar 15, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I grow both ways, Marilyn and sometimes at the same time. Often I will hang the pot in a tree-the hoya grows onto the tree and then is not dependent upon the roots in the pot, so I can cut it down and start over...or not.

I have put the cutting in leaf litter in a crotch and it has grown.

...and I've just put the rooted cutting/plant at the base of the tree and tied it onto the tree (or not) and it grabs hold.

I have about 20 Hoyas growing in a huge stand of bamboo.

It will be the amt. of sun/light that will make it or break it...not the tree itself...
Leap. The net will appear.

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