Marite Del Castillo
Marite Del Castillo
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  • Ana@carpe_diem
    on Jan 1, 2014

    I have Hoya, also! I keep it indoor during the winter period. I love its flowers, looks like wax - that is the also the name in my own language (Croatian) - Wax Flower (Voštani cvijet). But, sometimes I have troubles with lots of aphids on it.

  • Judy T
    on Jan 1, 2014

    I have had a Hoya for 20 years. It was always in bloom when my sister had it and her mother in law before her. When my sister passed away, I inherited the beautiful plant. Since I have owned it, it is the healthiest "non blooming" hoya ever. I have tried several things to try to get it to bloom with no luck. Any ideas?? I live in Montana so it is an indoor plant.

    • Marite Del Castillo
      on Jan 2, 2014

      @Judy T i AM ATTACHING SOME ARTICLE VERY HELPFUL IF YOU WANT TO GROW HOYA CARNOSA..: Plant Flower wax or porcelain ( Hoya carnosa ) •Flower Wax is an easy to grow vine that can last many years. •Its main attraction are its beautiful flowers or waxy appearance as if theywere made ​​of porcelain. •There are varieties with leaves fringed white or yellow ( 'Variegata' ) . •It is much used in hanging baskets indoors and in warm climates can also begrown outdoors in the shade. •It has an intense aroma can be intoxicating night. •Your " name" ( " fleshy ") and indicates that stores waterin its leaves and therefore must be careful not to overdo the watering , whichis a weak point. Giveher a good drainage , warm temperature and humidity . Oncecompleted flowering let rest reducing risks and putting it somewhere with acooler temperature . Here are thebasics . CULTURE • Light Itis vital to possess good light for flowering . If not, it will not bloom . Ideally,put it near a south or east window. Ifyou receive direct sun in the morning , say 11:00 , it is good for floweringand later no, because you can "burn" . • Temperature Plant's warm climate and is ideally grow at temperatures between 15 and 25 ° C , butcan withstand temperatures far away from this range. Forexample, in subtropical Mediterranean climate is planted outside, always in theshadow , being able to withstand light frosts of -3 ° C. Inrest period after flowering you hold these low temperatures and even you arefavorable for rest . • Ambient Humidity It isimportant to maintain good humidity. Beware the heatersthat dry the air. • Irrigation Duringthe more spring and summer growth requires regular watering , but in autumn andwinter , I reduce it leaving dry substrate between waterings. Thefleshy leaves have reservations and fall short to spend it and go see how theplant reacts . • Fertilization Itbrings a little fertilizer rich in potassium every 20 days in spring and duringthe flowering season . • Change pot Growswell in small pots because the root system is small ( think in Nature growsbetween cracks ) . Withchange every 2 or 3 years to a slightly larger pot , that's enough . Ithappens like that until the Clivia roots aprientan not filled and some in acontainer , do not bloom . • Problems - Padded and dry leaves ? Watered and sprayed theleaves. - Dark spots on theleaves? Burns from direct sunlight.Avoid spraying inthis circumstance. It couldalso be a fungus. - Fall of buds ? 1. Colddraft . Two . Bymoving site changing conditions of light, temperature and humidity. Three . Byexcessive heat. April . Bygoing thirsty . - Do not flowers ? 1. Lack of light. Two . Lack of nutrients. Three . Very low humidity , dryness. April . Too large vase. - Yellow leaf and blacktips ? 1. Overwatering . Cutthe damaged parts and reduces the risk until it is recovered . Excess water isthe most common cause of casualties. Three . Rootstoo cold. April . Directsunlight. May . Lack of nitrogen,nutrient-poor substrate. - Fewpests have: some aphids, mealybugs ... • Multiplication Youcan easily multiply by cuttings or layering. Multiplicationby cuttings is done : 1. Springsocket end stem pieces with 2 or 3 nodes by cutting just below one. Remove the leaves from thebase and leave the other . Two . Permeatesthe base with a little rooting hormone powder ( but not required ) . Three . Nailhim on a porous substrate of peat and sand or perlite and place the pots ortrays in a greenhouse. Ifyou do not have emissions, which is most probable, covering the pot with aplastic bottle which you have previously cut the bottom. Occasionallyremoved the cap to discover airear.No before seeing any growth at 2 to 3 weeks.Alternatively,cover with a plastic bag secured by a few sticks as a mini - greenhouse

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