Here is a photo taken this week of two favorites Hoya onychoides, and Hoya Kaimuki. Thanks to my wife for holding the blooms.
Now that the plants have all been moved back inside for the year, you can see the sad state of my windowsills. There is literally no more room at the inn!
Poor Hoya incrassata gets little respect in the Hoya world, but it gets the most amazing lemon scented flowers. It is an easy to grow plant that needs to be shown a little bit more love!
Hoya rosarioae is a wonderful Hoya that almost never ceases to amaze. The only time it let me down was on a very cold windowsill, where it shutdown until conditions came along that were more suitable. Most of the year it won’t stop flowering, and the leaves get gorgeous in high light.
Hoya callistophylla likes it so humid that it will only grow for me after it adapts to my summer greenhouse, It takes it about two months to do that, and then it grows like crazy for six weeks until I have to bring it back inside. It then goes into complete dormancy and then the cycle starts up again next May. Below the entire plant along with new growth:
I started this plant over late last winter, by throwing a couple of cuttings in a jar of water. I sold one plant, and here is the other with its second flowering:
I can’t stress it enough; for those who have difficulty flowering H. macgillivrayi, or H. archboldiana, try growing H. Kaimuki. It flowers for me within a year from cutting, and it is relatively easy to grow.
I recently transplanted my Hoya ruthiae into a six inch net pot and here are the results:
I could not grow this plant well for years and now look at it. The secret once again with this plant is to put oyster shell in the mix and remain patient, because this one takes time to be established.
Even when grown it the correct mix and the right container, Hoya lithophytica will not respond well when grown in a typical household environment. In my experience it declines unless grown in high humidity, very bright light, and warm temperatures. These conditions can only be provided in one of my grow tents, so I can’t recommend this plant as a houseplant for the windowsill.