Dining Room Hoyas

Below are my dining room Hoyas; I have to run a T-5 strip light here, because the roof overhang cuts out too much light to keep plants in the space. Note the pipe insulation on the electrical cord; we have a cat that likes to chew on them.  If we ever have a fire, it will be because of that darned cat chewing wires!

Cat Room Hoyas

This is a spare bedroom that we call the cat room as it is where we keep the cat littler boxes.  We have two windows in the room.  Top photo contains a couple of hanging Dischidia with Hoyas below. I don’t have the time to name all of the Hoyas in these photos and look up their correct spellings so the photos will have to do.

Tour of Hoyas in the Regular House

Over the next week or so I will show the Hoyas sitting in windows in the house.  Most of these will cease growing and go into hibernation over the winter months.  The goal is to keep them alive until a late spring day when they can move back outside once again for the short Vermont summer.

Below are the windows in the room we call the computer room as it is where I do all of my computer work including writing this blog.

Final Day with Hoya walliniana

Hoya walliniana was not a very easy growing Hoya, and unfortunately I did lose the plant, but fortunately not before I was able to flower it.  I would recommend the plant to advanced growers as it is not suited to beginners.  The plant was not forgiving of mistakes, and when I tried to save it through taking cuttings, I was not successful.  If I ever get the chance to try the plant again under different conditions, it might well fare much better.

Growing Hoya walliniana Part Three

Hoya walliniana was stress flowered.  I have had a number of Hoyas over the years that flowered under stress.  It sometimes is a plants last gasp at being able to save itself, hoping to be pollinated, and set seed before it dies.

Growing Hoya walliniana Part Two

I constantly struggled with Hoya walliniana over a two year period.  For every two new leaves grown, I would lose one.  The one saving grace was the phenomenal leaf coloration. Below you can see the leaf color and the coarse bark it was grown in:

Growing Hoya walliniana Part One

Hoya walliniana came to me from Aleyagarden in Thailand during that unfortunate period when I was attempting to grow all of my Hoyas in coarse orchid bark.  I could not keep the humidity high enough to keep the bark moist enough, or so I thought.  I watered too frequently and caused much root rot.  Hoya walliniana was a casualty of that period and suffered mightily.