Propagation Experiment

Propagation Experiment

A few months ago I decided to set up a little experiment to see what would work better to root and grow Hoyas: sphagnum moss or Lechuza pon. I took a few cuttings from my Hoya memoria and Dischidia oiantha variegata and put them in little plastic containers, half in sphagnum moss, half in Lechuza pon. All the containers had draining holes and were placed the same transparent box: The box stayed closed, I only opened it a few times…

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Hoya Haul May 2022

Hoya Haul May 2022

At the beginning of May I placed an order with Plant & Interieur (not sponsored, if you had any doubts 🙂 ) and ordered two Hoyas: merrillii and callistophylla. Both were medium sized plants and the callistophylla was on my wishlist for a few months (the special wishlist, not the I-want-all-the-Hoyas list 🙂 ). They arrived in 4 days, but due to a delay in the parcel processing it was stuck in the warehouse over the weekend. I was a…

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Mealy Bug Treatment

Mealy Bug Treatment

Want to preface this article by saying this is a log of what I did and what worked for me, if you decide to apply any type of insecticide please make sure you do the proper research before. The past winter I had a pretty bad mealy bug infestation, which I unfortunately detected very late – by that time a lot of my big succulents were already beyond saving. The mealy bugs attacked the base of the leaves and the…

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Hoya haul April 2022

Hoya haul April 2022

This is actually the second Hoya haul of this year, the first one was in March, as soon as the temperatures were above freezing. I then placed another order in April and as luck would have it, it was right when we had freezing temperatures during the night. But the plants got to me in good condition and everything was ok 🙂 This time I actually took photos of all of them, so when they grow I will be able…

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Update #1 April 2022

Update #1 April 2022

Back to the blog after almost a year, with big plans 🙂 I think I will continue posting individual plant updates, but I’d also like to post more generic ‘state of the plants’ kind of updates. Now that spring is here (give or take a few days with freezing temperatures), the Hoyas have started showing new growth and most of them have new leaves. This winter I had a bit of a mealy bug infestation and unfortunately I lost some…

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