More On Hoya gildingii and a Celebration Of My Father’s 100th Birthday

Hoya gildingii has only been found on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah in lower montane forests between 1,200 and 1,600 meters in elevation. It is known as a cool grower, because of the high elevation where it is found. I have discovered that many of these cool growers don’t grow well in really cool temperatures. This plant does best when day times highs reach about 75F degrees with nights going down to about 65-70F. Cool does not mean growing these ‘cool growers’ in the 50s and 60s.

I just wanted to say a few words about my father. Today would have been his 100th birthday. He died way back in 2002, but I think of him almost every day. He was a purple heart recipient in World War ll, a hard worker, and an incredible father who did everything that he could for his family. Dad, I salute you!!