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Hoya Seeds?


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Julie03-Apr-01 02:12 PM EST   
Linda04-Apr-01 12:54 AM EST   
The Budding Poet..........................Zn4b04-Apr-01 10:13 AM EST   
Julie05-Apr-01 12:59 PM EST   
The Budding Poet.........................Zn4b05-Apr-01 09:02 PM EST   
Margaret Jordan22-Jul-01 01:43 AM EST 8b   


Subject: Hoya Seeds?
From: Julie
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Date: 03-Apr-01 02:12 PM EST

My Hoyas are now blooming. Do they require polination so they can set seed? How is this done? What do the seeds look like?


Subject: RE: Hoya Seeds?
From: Linda
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Date: 04-Apr-01 12:54 AM EST

I have never had a Hoya set seed. This would lead me to believe that you might want to polinate them. You can check by taking one portion of the flower apart and see it if is complete.


Subject: RE: Hoya Seeds?
From: The Budding Poet..........................Zn4b
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Date: 04-Apr-01 10:13 AM EST

To get viable seed you will have to cross-pollinate them. If your are successful they will form a slender pod full of fluffy seeds like our milkweeds (to which they are related).


Subject: RE: Hoya Seeds?
From: Julie
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Date: 05-Apr-01 12:59 PM EST

How does one cross polinat the Hoya? Does it require another Hoya?


Subject: RE: Hoya Seeds?
From: The Budding Poet.........................Zn4b
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Date: 05-Apr-01 09:02 PM EST

The description of the pollination of your lovely fragrant hoya is quite amazing but probably a little to risque for this forum. Can I direct you to a Hoya site that should answer all your questions? www.lava.net/~egilding/funct.htm+Hoya++viable+seeds&hl=en

Have you propagated it by cuttings? A portion of stem including one or more pairs of leaves will quickly produce roots in water or damp sand. If you desire a larger plant take cuttings of 1 m or more. These provide an almost instant vine vs the tricky challenging propagation by seed.

The plant is easily started from stem cuttings. A portion of stem including one or more pairs of leaves will quickly produce roots in water or damp sand. Those who desire a larger plant may take cuttings of 1 m (3.2 ft) or more. These provide an almost instant vine once planted.


Subject: My Hoya is not blooming, it is 4 years old
From: Margaret Jordan
Zone: 8b
Date: 22-Jul-01 01:43 AM EST

I have had my hoya for 4 years now. It has a lot of growth.

I transplanted it this spring from its original very small and very little earth left pot.

What can I do to help it bloom what type of fertilizer should I be using ? Would Fish fertilizer be good for the Hoya as well as any other house plant ?

Thank you very much

Margaret Jordan


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