I got Hoya alagensis from epiphytica to bloom!I have it in my bedroom under a led light.It came with a peduncle that has been dried up and dormat for almost a year,but for some reason...decided to grow!It may have something to do with me switching out to organic nutes and adding bennifical bacteria and mycorrhizae to the potting medium.It has a scent similar to H.buotii...floral and spicey,but much more powerful at night.It permeated the whole bedroon when I left the door shut one evening!The flowers are not that yellow,but that could be due to the led light it is growing under.
Hi!It grows slower then buotii,but i have buotii in an east window and it never stops growing! Alagensis has been inside under led lights for almost a year with temps around 70 to 75.It was growing good when i first got it,but stopped when I replanted it in a corser mix and larger pot.Once adjusted it started to put out a few new leaves then the peduncle became active.Im moving it outside this summer to see how it does.In winter my humidity is around 25 to 55 percent depending how much the heater runs and the hoyas dont seem to mind.I do have a large humidifer running and mist the plants about 3 times a week.My alagensis seems to grow in spurts.Here is a pic of the new growth before i replanted it...it became rootbound in the small pot pretty quickly!
Well, its been quite a long time since I've posted , but I'm determined to pop in here more regularly this year. Jimmy, I love your Hoya alagensis; it's definitely a real winner! Here is a photo I took a couple of days ago of H. cv. kamuki, which is a cross between H. macgillivrayi and H. archboldiana.
Wow! Nice Doug!Are you growing that in a greenhouse inside?Im tempted to get that one, but I,m not sure if it will flurish in my apt.It prob likes humidity 70% and up?Keep up the posts here...it's been like a ghost town recently...lol
I think every member of this forum grows beautiful hoyas. I'm a newbie and none of mine has flowered yet... they were very much small cuttings .. hopefully one day they will give me beautiful flowers as well.. I guess I just have to keep praying that I won't kill any of them ... I killed everything I had even a cactus but so far I haven't kill any hoya yet ...
Jimmy, that plant is growing essentially in an indoor greenhouse. It is in a 4X8 grow tent that is one of three that I have set up in my basement. The humidity does run really high in there, especially at night. I've had good luck blooming macgillivrayi and the like outside in the regular house, without the high humidity, in the past, by using lights and giving the plant consistant 12-14 hour days.
Aaralynn, I guarentee that if you give your Hoyas a little time, they will reward you with plenty of blooms. Almost as exciting for me as the blooms will be getting new cuttings to root and start throwing out lots of fresh new growth.
Love the H. dennisii Carol! I ordered this one from epiphytica last fall and have it inside under my led light.It's been slowly putting out new leaves!Does yours grow fast or slow?This one like to dry out between waterings right??