Just got 3 cuttings from rare hoyas ( Ted Green).
Hoya sigillstis, bordenii, patella. Here they are potted up-
I have read it is hard to root sigillatis but I am going to try. Already lost 5 leaves due to transit stress.
I have a Fishtail hoya and it is just not growing much. I trying various locations etc to see what works, changed potting mix too.
While at Lowes to buy potting material, found a nice EA basket of Fishtail hoya. Could not leave it there. ;)
Does it need to stay dry while rooting? I have it in covered patio, plenty of humidity in surrounding air but I did not cover the plant. I will avoid watering/misting if it dislikes that too.
There is hardly any soil/peat in there. It is in a mix containing orchid bark, small river rock, hydroton, coconut fiber ,charcoal and perlite. So the mix is chunky but pieces are not big. Lost 2 more leaves......
Oh, that is the mix I have for my orchids. Actually it's main component is hydroton. There is some charcoal and sponge rock and occasional pieces of bark. Charcoal is lightweight, inert ,stays dry and adds to chunkiness as far as I know.
I do let it get dry between watering.This hoya like very bright light.I give mine south sun with some UV protection.The leaves look best when they are a beautiful red.
The plant was not happy for sure right after I replanted it last year.It dropped a tone of leaves.
My four leafed cutting was all that was all that could be salvaged from a large plant that I ordered from Thailand a couple of years ago. The plant was cooked in transit. I almost threw out my measly little cutting many times, but now I'm glad that I didn't. However, I'm still a long way from declaring victory as far as the plants future.