Does Removing Peduncles Encourage New Growth?

My Hoya megalaster plants, I have four different clones, continue to push out the huge red blooms month after month.  Will removing peduncles encourage new growth?  Although this is a good thing to many, it is not to me since I’d like to have new growth so I am able to share these plants with collectors.  After many months of the blooming cycle I have decided to remove the peduncles from two plants, blooming or not, and discard them.  My hope now is that the plants push out the new vines and fill in with leaves which may or may not happen.  The result may be that the vines go out and produce more peduncles prior to the greenery.  It will be interesting to see what kind of reaction each plant shows since cutting off their ‘reproductive tools’.

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Does Removing Peduncles Encourage New Growth?

Hoya megalaster IML 1080

Does removing peduncles Encourage new growth

No more Peduncles

removing peduncles to encourage new growth

Hoya megalaster peduncles

removing peduncles to encourage new growth

Hoya megalaster Peduncles

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