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Old 04-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #61
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Mealies is short for mealybugs. They are white bugs that love hoyas!
Thanks. I've never seen any on it...although I don't own the plant myself (yet).
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #62
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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!
I never heard of hoyas before. The flower is very similar to a milkweed flower--5 petals up, 5 down.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #63
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I never heard of hoyas before. The flower is very similar to a milkweed flower--5 petals up, 5 down.
Interesting. Leave it to you to make a connection to milkweeds (~smile~ I know they hold a special place in your heart)!

I'm only familiar with Hoya bella which (if memory serves) has star-shaped flowers. I did a quick image search the other day of some other Hoyas...I guess some are reminiscent of some milk weeds.
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Hoyas ARE related to milkweeds! Hoyas have a milky sap when you cut them just like milkweeds! Hoyas are in the asclepiadaceae family of plants.
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Hoyas ARE related to milkweeds! Hoyas have a milky sap when you cut them just like milkweeds! Hoyas are in the asclepiadaceae family of plants.
~smile~ Good job, Mary Bridget!

Thanks, BeeWonderful.
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Dappy> "I didn't know you were looking for it for me!" Yup... I was looking. I don't know my hoyas by sight.... I have to look at the tags. I had a bunch that needed "haircuts" and they're really easy to root from cuttings so I was sorta hoping 1 of them was the hoya you were looking for but... no luck.
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Dappy> "I didn't know you were looking for it for me!" Yup... I was looking. I don't know my hoyas by sight.... I have to look at the tags. I had a bunch that needed "haircuts" and they're really easy to root from cuttings so I was sorta hoping 1 of them was the hoya you were looking for but... no luck.
Thanks anyway.

My mother had one rooted for me, but forgot to give it to me. No biggie...I'm not so into houseplants any more...but wouldn't mind having it eventually.
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Equill gave me a bunch of Hoya cuttings last October and told me to set them in water to root. Knowing most plants that are able to send out shoots in water can also be started in soil, I set then into the soil direct. All but one of those have taken. The one I had lost was unknowingly dislodged in a watering.
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Neither of these are mine, nor are they local but such detail!
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They are two different varieties of Monkey orchids from Europe.
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Kind of comical in appearance...Hanging by their heads.
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