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beatnikcrab

I'm mostly into cacti, aloes, and other heat tolerant succulents, and more recently hoyas and some tropicals. Phoenix, AZ. USDA zone 9b, heat zone 11.

Hoya Curtisii

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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beatnikcrab

I repotted several small Hoya starters today, but I buried all but this one deep in the greenhouse before I thought to take a photo. These were cuttings received from a couple different trades that I'd had in rooting moss for far too long. I've gotta say, so far this hasn't been one of my favorite Hoyas. Could have been a fluke, bc only the pieces from one source gave me trouble, but they were very rot prone. 😠

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philstalder

I like it. Just now seeing Hoya’s here for sale. Oh joy. 🙂

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beatnikcrab

@philstalder they're extremely hard to find here. A handful of the more common varieties make an appearance on OfferUp sometimes, but other than that it's just dumb luck if you come across one at a store, even the overpriced boutique plant sellers. Btw if you're going to get into Hoyas then you'll want to be mindful of their humidity requirements, bc most of them need a lot. It's by no means a comprehensive list, but I've found this helpful: https://vermonthoyas.com/2012/02/08/let-talk-humidity/

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philstalder

Thanks for the tips. I don’t plant to get very many. I do have a gravel tray from an old small greenhouse I got from ikea that I will set them on. Or maybe clean up the greenhouse and put them in it. 🧐 @beatnikcrab

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Susanandsteve

I never realized that these are hoya they are a childhood favorite of mine.

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sunlovin

I thought this was a String of Hearts at first. 💕🌞

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sunlovin

I wanted to tell you that I was at Lowe’s and they had huge Corn Cob Cactus and I noticed at the base every one of them was orange. It must be how the plant grows whatever it is. 🌞

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beatnikcrab

@sunlovin Oh good, I'm glad to hear it! I've heard accounts and seen pics recently of ppl's corn cobs growing like that, so I've been a lot less freaked out about it being disease or infestation. I do still wonder what affects it, though. I've seen some larger than mine with far less orangey junk. Also, now that you mention it, this Hoya DOES look like a dense, wiry String of Hearts! 😂

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