I was very discouraged after failing with Hoya soidaoensis for the second time. Once again I had rotted the roots out on the plant from my too heavy handed watering. This time I took cuttings, used my regular mix, and put them into a two inch net pot. For the first time, I could see by looking at the sides of the pot when I needed to water. It was critical with this plant. Just before the plant became totally dry, I watered. I began to get much better results.