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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 26, 2011 8:12 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
OR "Goldfish Plant"

Anyone know much about this one? I've not had it too long.
Only long enough to be out of quarantine! It's not dead yet!

Thumb of 2011-09-27/LauraCarnosa/c7ef88
(photocred: imagejuicey) NOT my plant Sad

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(photocred: wikipedia)
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 26, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
NERVOSUS not nervosa!
(whadda DITZ! How do I change that!?!?!)

Julie? Julie? Can you help me not look so spinny? ( at least online?)
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
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Imagebatflower
Sep 27, 2011 6:49 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
There you go Laura!
As for the plant, I have a small one I started from cuttings about 1 year and a half ago. I grow it like I grow Aeschynanthus, in a bright north window in a mix of normal soil (miracle grow) and orchid bark. I let it get completely dry before watering and then soak the pot for a few hours.

The strange thing is, the cutting you just sent me looks very different from the small plant I have. I can't wait till they both grow up so I can compare the blooms Big Grin
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 27, 2011 2:23 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Interesting! I like them. Got my hanger @ WM for $7.00.
There are a few varieties, aren't there? Big Grin
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Sep 27, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I used to have one and it was one of the toughest plants I've ever had! It was (sad to say) very neglected but just kept growing and even blooming. So with a bit of love I imagine it'll do great!
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 27, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
OH! $h!+! Steven, are you serious?
You bloom orchids! That's amazing to me.

Well I won't be offended then when this puppy packs it in for me, then. Rolling my eyes.
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Sep 27, 2011 9:34 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I'm sure it will do great! Maybe mist it or something which is more then I did for it.

Orchids actually aren't too difficult to grow if you give them a few basic needs, you should try one!
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 27, 2011 9:47 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I did just get a cutting of "Vanilla Orchid". *wink*-poke- (Christine!)

Been waiting for a family member to buy me a Phal for my B-day, or something like that!
I've been asking for one for a while now! tap-tap-tap (impatient) Angry
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Sep 28, 2011 10:14 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Are Vanilla Orchids difficult? any special requirements?

Phals are the best to start with, mine survived several years of neglect (we're talking months without water or food) before I started caring for them properly. Whistling And now they are doing great!
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 28, 2011 3:59 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
I'll find out I guess!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Sep 28, 2011 5:19 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I'm pretty excited that I'm going to be getting a Nematanthus next week! It's N. alba Lovey dubby
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 28, 2011 5:39 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
OOooh! I'll have to check that out. Just getting into gessies a bit, as I've been in full blown Hoya mania for the last couple years!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Sep 28, 2011 7:40 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I like gessies, many of them are on the smaller side so you have room for more of them!

One question about Hoyas, what do you do with all the vines going off in all directions?
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Imagebatflower
Sep 29, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
I don't know about you Laura, But for me, the vines going off in all directions is part of the attraction to hoyas. I like plants that look wild and untamed. I'v seen people cut them into neater shapes and lots of people train them around supports to keep them looking neat, but I like to let mine climb/hang untamed where ever they want to go. I think that's also why I like orchids (well except for phals witch grow too neatly and compactly for me) The tangle of visible roots, plus the leafless back bulbs, and the way new growth likes to climb out of the pots...They just look like they're screaming "I'll never grow where you want me too" Hilarious!
ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 29, 2011 3:28 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
JULIE!! You wild girl you! Rolling on the floor laughing
Please check out Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe- the story "Mexican Climbing Mint". It's hilarious!

I like the variety with Hoyas. Some I let hang & climb, some I've trained.
I purchased a large box of dragonfly clips to help train those everywhere vines.

I have a Silver Pink & it's just climbing the ropes of it's hanger, and you could actually watch it throughout the day wind itself around those rope supports. Some smaller ones stay pretty compact.

I guess I do whatever pleases me with those everywhere vines. I've some wild & some trained. Some Hoyas are so flexible, you can change your mind on how you want to grow them.

But I find the best way to deal with them is to give cuttings to friends!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
ImageSteven
Sep 29, 2011 10:09 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Well, I'm getting a cutting of another Hoya, this one is H. Sunrise and I think it's variegated? This will be my second one, carnosa being the one I have now and its working on it's third peduncle so I'm quite pleased with that. Do peducles flower infinitely or do they die off after blooming so many times? Currently carnosa is trained on a rope across the ceiling and it seems to like it there Big Grin
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ImageLauraCarnosa
Sep 30, 2011 5:37 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
H. "Sunrise" is a hybrid of H. obscura & H. lacunosa. I don't believe it to be a variegated one. Tho' obscura can be reddish in high light...

Julie? You have this one... What can you tell us? Besides it blooms perpetually & is gorgeous!

Steven: I find your peduncle question to be a though-provoking one.
The short answer is: "Depends on what Hoya".

Multiflora (or shooting star, javanica, cyrtoceras floribundum, whatever!) I've read has "deciduous" peduncles that fall off after blooming a few times. But, It also grows peduncles at every node. I've not had mine long enough to confirm shedding peduncles, but it does grow peduncles @ every node...

My variegated carnosa seems to have perpetual peduncles, except for the one I knocked off. I've seen pictures of really long, gnarly, old peduncles & I'd dare call them infinite.

Some of mine are getting long & gnarly looking. Everytime it blooms, it leaves a "scar" on the peduncle, and increases in length. It seems I could count the rings, to see howmany times it bloomed...

I've also read of some growers reporting old peduncles just quit blooming...
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
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Imagebatflower
Oct 2, 2011 6:59 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
Its a newer one for me, I got it this spring from Lee-Anne. It rooted easily in my soil mix of 2 parts orchid bark 1 and a half parts tropical soil. with bottom heat, under my lights. It then bloomed constantly for the rest of the summer, so I just left it there, under the lights with bottom heat. I'm worried about moving it now, so I think it will stay there till spring.
It has not grown at all. It is not variegated. and it smells very similar to lacunosa
ImageCeeDub
Oct 5, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Stephen wrote: "Are Vanilla Orchids difficult? any special requirements?"

Hi everyone!

I got my vanilla orchid as a cutting and don't remember how I rooted it. I think that I just put it in a damp pot of hoya potting medium. I found out later that orchids need special potting medium, so bought some of that and transplanted it.

Then it started growing so I knew I was doing something right. Its now grown about 3 feet and I need to get a new support for it.

I water it once a week (less recently, but I'm fixing that) and it always looks good, sitting in a north facing window. An orchid friend saw it and said that she heard that they need to grow 30 feet before they'll flower. Oh well, I can be patient if I'm forced to, and besides I have lovely hoyas blooming all the time so don't feel bad about how long it'll take. If it takes 30 feet to flower, then I'll rejoice anyway. Its what we hoya people do. Rolling on the floor laughing


Christine
ImageLauraCarnosa
Oct 6, 2011 2:57 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
BTW- Goldfish plant is doing great. Much more agreeable than the lipstick....
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb

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