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Hoya caudata

IML 1556

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starts out slowly but then grows rampant and blooms easily - is not for the beginner as a cutting - flowers are hairy and semi-short-lived - foliage turns red in high light - likes to remain moist

"Possesses fascinating foliage that looks more like insects posing as leaves than bona fide plant material. As hard and rigid as molded plastic, they have a grainy texture, like sand mixed with paint, and heavily wavy edges as though exposed at some point to the curdling temperatures of a blow torch. The tops are embellished with beautiful lichen encrusted camouflage while the bottoms resemble nothing so much as the underbelly of a lizard. In contrast, the blooms are bits of feathery gossamer, like the tutu of a girlish swan queen, hanging suspended from long elegant peduncles as though trying their utmost to distance themselves from the combat fatigue garb of the rest of the plant. " - JLD

Species Detail

  • Cost Per Cutting    
  • Ease of Rooting     
  • Watering Needs     
  • Length of Bloom    
  • Fragrant Bloom      NO
  • Early Bloomer        YES
  • Flower Size            12mm & 8/umbel

KEY to Species Detail

Cuttings can be a quick and inexpensive way to expand your collection. I offer cuttings of at least 2 nodes and many more when my Mother Plants allow.

1. Fill a tiny pot (no larger than 3 inches) with a loose light mix or soil.
2. Trim the stem one approximately inch below the bottom node.
3. Tuck the freshly cut end into your soil.
4. Keep soil/mix wet until roots appear. When you tug on the cutting and it seems stable...roots are evident.
5. Reduce watering and continue to mist but only water when the soil is nearly dry.

Grow the rooted cutting in a tiny pot until its roots have filled it or is unmanageable due to being top heavy. Over-potting is the quickest way to cause your hoya to rot.
Have fun and remember that hoyas thrive on neglect.

PLANTS
Unpack the plant carefully...there might just be a peduncle on it!
Remove as much of the shredded packing from the mix as possible...some left behind will go away.
Be sure to unclip any vine that is facing downward.
If you don’t, the vine may die back to a node that is not forced down.
Water and mist the plant well since it has been a few days since it has seen any moisture
It’s best to let it in the clear pot for a week so it may become acclimated to it’s new surroundings.
After that you may repot but in the same size pot...DO NOT OVER POT!
Over-potting can cause...root rot...stunted growth... no blooms.
Most hoyas prefer to be root bound in order to thrive and reward you with the gorgeous blooms!

CUTTINGS
Fill a shallow tray or container with warm water and a few drops of Superthrive, Eleanor's VF-11 or MSU. (these aid in plant energy)
Gently float the cuttings in the water and soak for a few hours to overnight, depending on the dehydration level.
When the cuttings have had the chance to plump up and regain moisture, they are ready for the rooting process.
If you are not able to immediately pot the cuttings up for rooting, keep them in the tray and provide humidity thru misting or showering them twice a day.

While on a trip I once collected hoya cuttings and kept them in my hotel shower for the duration of the 10 day trip.
I then put them into my carry on bag and rooted them when I returned home.

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Hoya caudata
IML 1556

Hoya caudata

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