Growing Hoya

Some gardeners say that they are the easiest to grow. Yes, you could cultivate them from cuttings but it would take years before they would reward you with a bloom. Hoyas are great as hanging plants. They have thick waxy leaves and the blooms are clusters that are shaped like stars.

They are called shooting stars. If you want lots of flowers, don’t cut or remove the part they came out of because they will continue to bloom from the same spur.

This is how an umbel/cluster looks when the flowers are not yet in full bloom. Pink-white blossoms, with a waxy feel, an umbel produces an average of about 15 to 20 small star-like flowers.
Hoyas can grow very fast and they will wrap around themselves be it a hanging pot or another living plant. They are best planted in a place with very good sunlight.

I love this variegated one, the leaves are somewhat pinkish at the center and they have green hues all around. This plant reminds me of childhood, back when we were growing up in the province, my aunt has lots of these hanging in trellis and I remember we used the flowers for earrings.

About arlene

It's been some years since I started this blog. Supposedly, it was only to share my plight as a cancer patient and survivor but over the years it has somehow evolved into something personal about my life and my family. So really glad to have met you all wonderful people out there. Someone commented once that he liked the title of this blog, Dreams and Escapes. Dream on, there are more things in life than we really think. Be happy, you only live once. Sometimes you also need an escape from the vicissitudes of life and this blog helps me cope. Welcome. Feel free to leave your comments, I do welcome them.

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