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Easy way to root hoyas with sphagnum moss with perlite

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Want to know an easy way to root hoyas?

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Why I grow all my hoyas in sphagnum moss with perlite.

Posted by loi tran on

Sphagnum moss has gotten a bad reputation among a lot of growers.  Here are some tips I've learned from carnivorous plant growers that will turn hoya care from high maintenance to low maintenance.

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Hoya potting mix - video recommendation

Posted by loi tran on

I came across a pretty good Youtube video on potting mix.  The quick summary is to use sphagnum moss on the bottom with a little sphagnum connecting to the middle of the potting mix.  Then use bark or bark and perlite for the rest.  He uses a net pot.  Using this mix in his experiment so far has yielded really good results.  In his climate, he waters every 4 to 6 days and hasn't experienced any root rot.  If you feel like experimenting, I think this is a good technique.   The channel is Basie Plants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0xWBvSdS4o&t=590s

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General care tips for hoyas and climate guide

Posted by loi tran on

Since there are over 700 species of hoyas, it can be difficult to to give general care tips that will apply to all hoyas, but there are some common care tips for hoyas that can be helpful. The best way to care for your hoyas is to consistently observe your hoyas often for changes. Noticing changes in the color of the leaves or new growth can let you know what to do next.  Yellow leaves may indicate mineral deficiency or root rot.  Aborted new growth will let you know that you are letting your hoyas dry out too long.  Potting mix...

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What's the best way to root hoyas?

Posted by loi tran on

There are many ways to proprogate hoyas.   The 4 common ways are:

        in water

in LECA

in perlite

in sphagnum moss

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