Monthly Archives: June 2015

Rooting a Hoya that Appears to be Dead

Do not hesitate to cut off the dead parts of a hoya and start an new plant with the pieces.  I usually wait too long before deciding to do this but from now on I will re-root the plant immediately when I notice they do not appear to be thriving.  I grow all types of hoyas but from the beginning have have difficulty with the stiff-leafed species.  They seem to root easily and then for no known reason, turn yellow and begin rotting at the stem/leaf junction.  At this point, it is usually too late to save, but as soon as one leaf takes this downward turn I must cut the healthy vines and tuck into new media and start over.

I did this with my prized Hoya sp. Lata Iskandar and I am very happy with the results.  I waited until the last moment to accomplish this task but luck was on my side since I now how have a happy healthy tiny started plant.  If feel it will be much healthier than the plant than the older version I moved from down south.  Lata Iskandar never seemed to adapt to its new environment and I am hopeful this new plant will do just that!  I am hoping to see the fuzzy yellow balls which make up the cute blooms in the near future!

Hoya sp. Lata Iskandar

Hoya sp. Lata Iskandar

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Hoya sp. Lata Iskandar Blooms

Hoya sp. Lata Iskandar Blooms

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