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Old 04-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #51
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Does anyone else grow hoyas? I am a small collector. I have about 40 different species. (I know some collectors have about 100 or 200!).

Also I have 3 plumeria seedlings, and various succulents. And various other things such as hibiscus, and stephanotis. But hoyas are my favorite because I love vining, tropical plants!

The attached photo is a hoya in bloom. The smell is heavenly!
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #52
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Not even qualifying as a small collector, I currently have three hoya plants. The oldest is a plant that Dad grew along the windows in his classroom for many years. It is the only plant I have from Dad's collection. Mom killed everything else when he passed.

I have two more plants with a third that bit the dust before I adjusted to my home conditions. There is no scent better in the world than flowering hoya in at night!

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:38 PM   #53
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Does anyone else grow hoyas?

...The attached photo is a hoya in bloom. The smell is heavenly!
My mother used to have a Hoya bella...I guess over the years she lost it. Many years later, I saw one in a chiropractor's office. I asked the receptionist for a cutting (explaining about my mother's love of the plant). She gave me several and my mother now has one. I've been waiting for a cutting from her...as I remember the flower from my childhood.

I don't remember the scent though.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:05 AM   #54
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Giant rubber trees, they reach for the clieling and then its off to a green house.

Or Bannias, they rot in the center after mom screams at you to stop misting the plants.

Pothos vines are nice the cats eat them and they grow and GROW.
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I actually don't have Hoya bella but it's a beautiful one. I've heard too that it's a magnet for mealies. Not sure if that's true?
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I don't have H. bella either.... I know because I checked last year looking for it for Dappy!!! I've got other goodies that need haircuts!!! Check this out, http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...html#post59786. I'm not a collector though.... I just like the way they look and they hang well out of the reach of our cats that would EAT them to nubs and Pillsbury says greenery inside the house makes it homey so.... I started growing hoyas. I've got 1 plumeria that I should go post a photo of. It's not looking too happy. Maybe I should move it to the greenhouse or something. I'd like to keep it alive since it was a gift from somebody who passed away. Hmmm... maybe I should start a thread to see what to do to save it from ME.
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I actually don't have Hoya bella but it's a beautiful one. I've heard too that it's a magnet for mealies. Not sure if that's true?
Funny that is the only one with which I'm familiar. It is attractive...I always thought it looked fake.

I'm assuming mealies are some kind of infestation...I've never noticed a problem with anything attacking the plant.

As a matter of fact, my mother told me today that she would have a rooted cutting for me when I visit for Easter. She brought it up, not me.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #58
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Hoyas hang beautifully and they also love to twine themselves around each other and just grow into a lush tropical forest .... I just love hoyas. They really bring life into a home.

Speaking of plumeria...what kind do you have? I have 3 Mardi gras seedlings...started from seed one year ago.
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Mealies is short for mealybugs. They are white bugs that love hoyas!
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I don't have H. bella either.... I know because I checked last year looking for it for Dappy!!!
I didn't know you were looking for it for me! I have a source...and apparently a rooted cutting waiting for me. Thank you for the though though.

I don't mind a few house plants, but I'm not ready to be over-run by them!
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