Monthly Archives: March 2015

FedEx is Delivering SRQHoyas to you

Effective immediately, FedEx will now deliver your hoyas to you via FedEx Express Saver One Rate service.  After many years of success with using the economical service of USPS Priority Mail, I have been forced to change my ways.  A week of unreliable service and untimely deliveries is all it took for me to take a serious look at the other options out there.  Although there are few choices that are both reliable and affordable I went for the only choice I thought was reliable and sort of affordable…just not economical.  If you follow the pricing link above, you will notice that even with my increase in Flat Rate Shipping charge I will still be absorbing quite a bit of the charges which I am happy to do for you!

FedEx offers the One Rate Plan which is good in many ways that make a difference to me and SRQHoyas as a whole. The first being the guarantee of a 1-3 day delivery or a full refund of shipping charges.  Although I have not actually requested a Guarantee Refund yet, which is a good thing, I feel confident that they do honor their guarantee.  Second perk is that they offer shipping boxes that are very clean, sturdy and versatile which assists in keeping my costs down and saves me time of searching for suitable boxes.  Third reason is the integration to my working website which will provide ease in processing your order and tracking it if the need arises.  Finally, although the rates are not economical I think they are fair and doable for the service they promise to provide.

Having said all of this…another big change is that I now ship packages on Monday and Tuesday, when needed, as opposed to the usual Saturday.  You should now have your PLANT orders to me by Saturday morning so I have time to pull them and have them dry enough to pack and ship on Monday morning.  CUTTINGS orders are a bit more flexible since they have less of a process to be shipped to you well hydrated.  The only other glitch will affect those of you who use a Post Office Box for your address.  This of course will not possible from now on since the USPS will not accept a FedEx package.  Please take a moment to adjust your address in your ACCOUNT on my website to prevent your orders from being held up while I email you for the corrected information.  If you need help in accomplishing this please feel free to email me the information and I will update your shipping address for you.

Enough talk about business…Happy growing and I hope you have a plentiful Hoya Growing Season after this very chilly winter season!!!

Posted in Shipping Schedules, SRQHoyas Happenings.

SRQHoyas is Offering Colloidal Silver

Many years ago I added Colloidal Silver as a supplement to mine routine as well as my dog Nico’s diet.  It appears to be the liquid that can conquer just about anything in humans, animals and around the house.  I too add it to the water reservoir in my hydroponics system and plan to spray it on my hoyas when necessary for pest control.  According to Silver Gen this miracle liquid will do the accomplish the following items:


  • When you control a source of penny’s-per-gallon make-it-yourself high concentration silver colloid you can use it for hundreds of health improvement applications. A few are suggested here.
  • Add to suspected drinking water when traveling or camping.
  • Silver-sprayed burns heal rapidly without scarring.
  • Safely sterilize anything from toothbrushes to surgical instruments.
  • Use topically on cuts, wounds, abrasions, rashes, sunburn, insect bites, razor nicks and bandages.
  • Spray on garbage to prevent decay odors.
  • Mist kitchen sponges, towels, cutting boards to eliminate E. Coli and salmonella bacteria to
    prevent food poisoning and gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • Add when canning, preserving or bottling.
  • Use like peroxide on zits and acne.
  • Add to juices and milk to prevent spoiling, fermenting, deteriorating, clabbering or curdling.
  • Spray in shoes and between toes to stop most skin itch, athletes foot and fungi.
  • Diminish dandruff, psoriasis, skin rashes, etc.
  • Add to bath water, gargle, douches, colon irrigation, nasal spray and dental water-pic solutions.
  • Cuts downtime dramatically from colds, flu, pneumonia, staph, strep, respiratory infections and
    rhino viruses.
  • Skin itch, eye irritation or infection (dilute a small amount with an equal amount of distilled water for eye use) and ear infections (warm slightly first), some moles and warts vanish (put on band aid pad and wear on wart overnight each night until gone).
  • Use with Q-tips on fingernail, toenail, and ear fungi.
  • Can impede tooth decay and bad breath.
  • Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, Colloidal Silver never permits strain-resistant pathogens to evolve.
  • Toothaches, mouth sores, bacterial irritations are diminished.
  • Soak dentures.
  • Spray refrigerator, freezer and food storage bin interiors.
  • Mix in postage stamp, envelope, and tape moistening wells, paint and paste pots to prevent bacterial growth, odors, spoiling or souring.
  • Add to water-based paints, wallpaper paste, dishwater, cleaning and mopping solutions, etc.
  • Spray pet bedding and let dry.
  • Spray on top of contents of opened jam, jelly, and condiment containers and inside lids before replacing.
  • Mix a little in pet water, birdbaths, cut flower vases.
  • Add to swamp cooler water.
  • Spray air conditioner filters after cleaning.
  • Swab air ducts and vents to prevent breeding sites for germs.
  • Use routinely in laundry final rinse water and always before packing away seasonal clothes.
  • Damp clothes or towels and washcloths will not sour or mildew.
  • Eliminate unwanted microorganisms in planter soils and hydroponics systems.
  • Spray plant foliage to stop fungi, molds, rot, and most plant diseases.
  • Silver is an excellent plant-growth stimulator.
  • Treat pools, fountains, humidifiers, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, baths, dishwashers, re-circulating cooling tower water, gymnasium foot dips, and bath and shower mats.
  • Spray inside shoes, watch bands and gloves and under fingernails periodically.
  • Treat shower stalls, tubs, fonts, animal watering troughs, shavers to avoid trading germs.
  • Rinse fruit and vegetables before storing or using.
  • Put in cooking water.
  • Add to human and animal shampoos and they become disinfectants.
  • Prevent carpets, drapes and wallpaper from mildewing.
  • Wipe telephone mouthpieces, pipe stems, headphones, hearing aids, eyeglass frames, hairbrushes, combs, loofas.
  • Excellent for diapers and diaper rash.
  • Do toilet seats, bowls, tile floors, sinks, urinals, door knobs.
  • Kills persistent odors.
  • Rinse invalid’s pillowcases, sheets, towels and bedclothes.
  • There are literally thousands of other essential uses for this odorless, nearly tasteless and colorless, totally benign, powerful, non-toxic disinfectant and healing agent.
  • You’ll find that a spray or misting bottle of Colloidal Silver solution may be the most useful
    health enhancement tool in your environment.
  • Dosage:
    Some people, when first ingesting Colloidal Silver, have the experience that is called the Herxheimer effect.
  • This experience is a result of the silver very efficiently killing off too many pathogens too fast
    for the body to dispose of through the normal eliminative organs.
  • This forces the body to utilize the secondary eliminative organs: the lungs, sinuses and skin.
  • Sometimes a new Colloidal Silver user who ingests Colloidal Silver for the first time will
    experience what feels like a cold or the flu (or diarrhea). This can be stopped by cutting back on the dosage (or completely abstaining for a day or so), or prevented by starting with a small dose (1/4 to 1 teaspoon twice a day) and gradually increasing the dosage.
  • Some people even find they need to start off at first with just a few drops.
  • People who are trying to self-treat a significant health condition (like asthma, or an internal infection) may need to work up to fairly large quantities each day (4 to 6 oz 2-3 times per day) before they see an improvement. There are no known instances of anyone overdosing with Colloidal Silver.
  • The Silver Safety Calculation is simple enough: 12 times pounds divided by ppm equals drops per day.

After deciding I was going to use this forever, I went ahead and purchased the Colloidal Silver Generator as well as the meter accurately measure the strength of each batch.  It appears to be quite expensive through most sources.  What I am doing is privately generating this supplement and offering it with many bottle uses for a very affordable price.  If you are interested in learning more please go to to learn an then go to my Ebay page to purchase the many bottled options at a very discounted price.  I may be able to brew a larger amount if this is something you request.  Please feel free to contact me at

Colloidal Silver 1oz Nasal Spray

Colloidal Silver 1oz Nasal Spray $10.00 w/ FREE SHIP

Colloidal Silver 4oz Dropper

Colloidal Silver 4oz Dropper $14.50 w/FREE SHIP

Colloidal Silver 4oz Pump

Colloidal Silver 4oz Pump $14.50 w/ FREES SHIP

Colloidal Silver 4oz Spray

Colloidal Silver 4oz Spray $14.40 w/ FREE SHIP

Colloidal Silver 8oz Pour

Colloidal Silver 8oz Pour  $20 w/ FREE SHIP

Posted in Hoya Chat, SRQHoyas Happenings.

Grow Lights Heat up a Space

As I read product details for most grow lights I notice that the fact of providing heat seems to be a negative aspect.  To date, the heat that my many lights give off is a great asset since the temperatures outside have been the coldest of the century on certain nights.  This may change as the outdoor temperatures heat up for the summer months but for now I really appreciate the double duty the lights are accomplishing.  Literally no heat is needed from my heat pumps for the hours that the lights are running which is 7am until 9pm.  Actually most days the heat will kick in to assist until about 8am if it is extremely cold over night but after then they lights are the source of the heat in the sun-room.  The maximum temperature I experienced is 85°F which happened when I was gone for the day and the door to the rest of the home was closed.  The heat built up quickly which makes me a little concerned about what will happen when the temperatures outside are 85°F and the door is closed due to the air conditioning needed inside my home.

No worries though…I will have the windows open and the ceiling fans running.  If it happens to be just stifling…I will turn on the air conditioning in the sun-room to make it bearable to work in the space.  I have not doubt the hoyas will love the climate but my concern is for me.  I am grateful for the necessary light and heat the lights have provided during this very cold few months here in Pennsylvania.



Interesting to notice the change in humidity?


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