Nell, Ann – Stealing a beloved plant … that’s a crime!! 2nd do I keep the flowers, so it can focus on rooting? We don’t spam! Once they have developed a root system that is a few inches long, you can pot up the cutting. They do show areal roots. As you can see in the center of the pic, that middle vine is dying and drying out in the center. Keep the soil relatively moist while they are rooting. We don’t spam! If it looks like you can easily divide them into 2, then go for it. It’s not poisonous to dogs and cats so you don’t have to worry about your pets getting around it. I know of one that is over 20 feet long! AHH so many questions…Thank you! Read more about our other favorite houseplants here. Don’t overwater the soil, because the roots might rot. You can always unsubscribe if you want to. Hoyas propagate easily. All these products can be bought at your local garden centre. Hoya … I imagine it takes years for them to bloom when grown from seed. This post may contain affiliate links. Don't worry, your email is private. Have you had experience with hoya linearis? I would love to get my hands on a established obavata! Sweetheart Hoya plants need loose, quickly-draining soil to thrive. Hoya Kerrii is relatively easy to propagate using vine cuttings. Fill a container with a well-drained potting medium. I was given some vines of a Kerrii Hoya, Some of them have flowers and some other my pretty lengthy, 2 seporate, long “3 to 4ft” vines. The roots started to appear in about 4 weeks. Wrong. Cut a healthy stem from the parent Hoya plant. It is a very easy process. Maybe you have 1 that you love and want to share it with a friend. If you don’t feel like propagating Hoya cuttings but want a plant of your very own, here’s a Hindu Rope Hoya for you. To propagate Hoya carnosa compacta, use a pair of clean scissors or plant shears to cut off a piece of vine that includes at least one set of leaves. I put it outside last summer and it did amazing, it had been neglected and now it was doing great. I made an impulse buy that I am hoping will go well! Stems aid in the photosynthesis process. There are so many different varieties to choose from, including the traditional wax flower (Hoya carnosa) or the twisted gnarled foliage of the Indian Rope hoya and the sweet, heart-shaped Hoya ‘Kerri’.All are tough plants and can be grown indoors or outside, in warm frost-free environments. You can always unsubscribe if you want to. You can also root your Hoya cuttings in water. Let me clarify that by saying I’ve had great success with 2 of these methods, no success with 1 and haven’t tried the last. it’s even easier. I have a 48 year old hoya plant and it needed to have old leaves and stems removed. I find the blooming varies from year to year with my Hoyas – some years heavy, some not at all. I bought a 6 inch cutting of Hoya australis ‘Lisa’ from an ebay seller in Florida. Perlite and LECA work well, but I’m all about streamlining things and making them more efficient, so I like to just keep my Hoyas in the same medium I … Fill the pot(s) with the potting mix and water thoroughly. Perlite also cannot hold any moisture, so as long as you are not putting too much water in your perlite propagation, there’s little to no chance your hoya kerrii’s nodes and roots will be drowning in water as they develop. I Nell, super excited to find you! I’m wrapping up the ways to propagate with layering. Just be sure to sew them soon after collecting. I am not great at gardening or tending for plants. Any ideas for this good ol plant? For cuttings in water, make sure 1 or 2 nodes are submerged at all times. Place in a well lit area, but not direct sunlight. Place the pot and new cutting in an area that receives bright, indirect light. Hi Jillian – Hoyas are pretty tough & transplant very well. My friend has the outside, texas heat, under some beautiful oak trees. I love Hoyas & know this for sure: if I have 1 of them, then I want more. Yes, the seeds can be collected. I knew that leaf cuttings don’t produce new plants but only a bunch of roots and I am curious if these stems with nodes and no leaves are going to grow roots inside a small container filled with water. Hoya forums Here you will find links to different hoya forums on the internet. Take a tall glass jar that’s 3/4th as tall as the cutting – a jam jar works. 05/14/2017. Conclusion. 3 of the seedlings took off in the first year but the other 2 grew a few leaves and hadn’t done much growing until about 6 months ago I am eagerly awaiting flowers from the first 3, hopefully I will not have to wait too much longer. Known as the wax plant, the hoya is one of the best indoor flowering plants for beginners. Oh, I love to create so you’ll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. Hoya stem cuttings will grow in potting mix or in water, your choice. Wax Plant Propagation in Water You can also start a hoya plant in a glass of water. Now to get into propagating Hoya cuttings in water and why I don’t always just do it this way. Hoya plants are one of the easiest houseplants to care for. Keep water in the container just above the bottom node and when the roots appear, make certain they’re covered too. Place the plant in an area that receives medium to bright light in temperatures between 55°F – 75°F. Should the planter be shallow, or is a deep planter ok? you can propagate your hoya in water or soil. I’ve heard otherwise – that if it works, it could go either way. Then one day someone stole it from our porch!!!! Its showing signs of being overwatered AND underwatered. If you can find some decent stems, you can propagate the CC.Or, try repotting it. If you have the plants in terracotta pots you will have to water them a lot more frequently. Hoya is a semi-woody vine with large, egg-shaped leaves along trailing stems. Let’s talk about propagating Hoya Carnosa houseplants. What method has been successful for you? If you don’t see roots, just pin the softwood stems down and they’ll appear. Talking about it to a friend and she has sent for seeds. I inherited a Hoya from a 96 year old woman. Your cost for the products will be no higher but Joy Us garden receives a small commission. They will thrive in an area with ambient temperatures. This method also takes too time in my book. The roots develop really quick. I researched and ended up here with you experts. Post & video on that coming soon. Cut a healthy stem from the parent Hoya plant. The 1 that you see below is a cutting taken with 1 node which I rooted in water. Such a shock to see it go from a big beefy plant to this diminished state. Regarding those single-leaf plants you buy in small pots, don’t expect any growth. With this being said, the easiest and most effective way to propagate your hoya carnosa is to take plant cuttings with at least one node and root them in water. Propagate Hoya bhutanica through water rooting: This method has proved to be quite successful for Hoya bhutanica given its thin vines and aerial roots. These where growing up, so the leaves are upside down. I grow Hoya finlaysonii with a once-a-week watering cycle during summer ensuring that the top half of the soil substrate dries out between waterings. Annie, I love them too Linda – the foliage & flowers are lovely. I have, i believe a wax hoya with small blossoms and purple centers. It’s so good at producing small clusters of fragrant pink flowers, you’ll be able to smell them all through the house. When it’s big enough, you might want to start propagating it. Most times you’ll see little roots appearing on the stems and that’s what you want to get on top of the mix. Any container with a drainage hole is appropriate for propagating dwarf nandina. Have you ever propagated Hoyas before? My curtisii is all over the place. Hoya pubicalyx – This is a climbing variety. Hoyas like bright light but are tolerant of indirect light indoors. Terracotta’s good for Hoyas but you have to water more often. Here are 4 ways, that I know of anyway, to propagate Hoyas. Will keep you posted. Thanks in advance, Hi Monica! You can grow Hoya finlaysonii in a somewhat small pot to naturally limit the water available to the roots. I left, a beautiful healthy hoya and Christmas cactus, for 38 days with daughter and came home to them looking terrible….withering and dehydrated. https://www.joyusgarden.com/houseplant-repotting-christmas-cactus/, https://www.joyusgarden.com/how-to-propagate-christmas-cactus-holiday-thanksgiving-by-stem-cuttings-with-1-easy-twist/, https://www.joyusgarden.com/christmas-cactus-leaves-turn-orange/, String Of Hearts Plant: 4 Ways to Propate This Trailing Rosary Vine, Toxicity and Houseplants: Safe Choices for Cats and Dogs, Sweetheart Hoya: How To Care For A Hoya Kerrii. Thank you for helping us spread the word & make the world a more beautiful place! Nell. Propagating Hoya Obovata . I’ve always had success with stem cuttings whether I rooted them in water or in a mix. You can also root stem cuttings in a mix formulated for propagation which is very light so the new roots can easily form; 1 you make or purchase. To propagate Hoya Kerrii using passive hydroponics, fill up your potting container – preferably also a clear container so you can check for water level and root growth easily – with perlite. Windy Gardens is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Hi Monica – I’ve never grown Hoyas from seed so thank you for sharing. The stem should be at least 4 inches long and have two to three leaves. This is one I have interest in but never seen. Dab a bit of honey or cinnamon on the cut ends to discourage bacteria. For faithful replication, hoya propagation is best done from stem cuttings. Hoya prefers to propagate by stem tip cutting not leaf propagation. I hope you’ve learned a little something about hoya retusa care. Hoyas are tough & I’ve divided a few of them. Any idea on the Christmas cactus? A commercial potting soil works well, or you can make your own potting medium by combing materials such as sand, peat moss, perlite or vermiculte. … Too much water can lead to root rot. Place the cutting in a small pot with Alan’s special propagation mix. Cindy – Yes, the 4th method does work. Here: https://www.joyusgarden.com/houseplant-repotting-christmas-cactus/ https://www.joyusgarden.com/how-to-propagate-christmas-cactus-holiday-thanksgiving-by-stem-cuttings-with-1-easy-twist/ https://www.joyusgarden.com/christmas-cactus-leaves-turn-orange/ Nell, Hello! And good news! Fill a jar or container with water – perhaps halfway to the top. There are so many fun species and varieties of Wax Plants on the market making it hard to choose. The money I make from affiliate marketing costs you nothing but keeps me online, so thank you for your continued support! It’s best to use a jug filled with water for this purpose. (Recipe: 3 parts perlite, 3 parts coco-peat, 1 part vermiculite). My thought is to take a careful look and find all the places where it is rooting, then cut only what needs to be in order to roughly halve it, and then wait a few weeks for it to adapt before moving them into separate pots. It’s the very same method I use when propagating hoyas – you can find more details in the highlighted post under method number […], […] an entire post on propagating Hoyas so click on for all the details. Simply take cuttings from a healthy Hoya obovata plant, remove the lower leaves from the stem, and place the exposed nodes in water or soil. Fantastic Hoya. Replace the water with fresh water whenever it becomes murky. By the way, I use greening or floral pins, like you see in the picture below, quite a bit. It’s easy and when you’re done, you’ll have several new plants for free! Required fields are marked *. At this time of year when the weather’s warm, they’ll be rooted & ready to cut loose within a couple of months. How To Propagate Hoya Kerrii. You can choose if you want your hoya to be a trailing or climbing plant just by how you plant it. It’s not hard at all to do because a Hoya Kerrii, like other Hoyas, has tiny roots starting […], Your email address will not be published. If you can keep the humidity high, that will also help things along! My questions are, though, how do we know when it is ready to move to it’s own planter what is the best way to do this without disturbing it? And that is everything about hoya retusa Care. I’ve never gotten any hoya leaves to produce new growth in all the times I’ve tried. The leaves start to root after 5 or 6 weeks but there was no new growth action at all, and I waited a full year. Hi Bob- Thanks for sharing that. Inquiring horticultural minds want to know! Creating the Right Environment Place your Hoya plant in bright, indirect sunlight. Right after I filmed the video and took the pictures, I planted the cutting in the planter with the mother Hoya. If you’re keen on growing hoyas, then you’re in the right place. Allow the top of the soil to dry out between watering. I love Hoyas and know this for sure: if I have 1 of them, then I want more. Hoya carnosa ‘Krimson’ – Has reddish stems and variegated foliage. Hoya varieties that do good when this method is used are Hoya carnosa (with plain green leaves), a variegated form of carnosa and Hoya bella (miniature). Don't worry, your email is private. I recently got a leaf cutting of hoya obavata. Nell, […] plant and you cut it off after the tuber has rooted. Avoid garden soil that becomes compacted and heavy. Make sure the mix is thoroughly moistened. Or should it be a basket? Hoya Propagation in Water. Now I’m thinking how nice it would be to have 2…. Hoyas don’t require much water as it’s a low-water plant. Water propagation doesn’t always work for some Hoya species; even if roots do develop, you run the risk of transfer shock from water to soil. This method has always worked for me too. The stem should be at least 4 inches long and have two to three leaves. You can try to grow the seeds, but the resulting plant will not be true to the parent plant if the seed even germinates. We moved and it was in a completely different place it flowered beautifully. It has a good root started but how long before it starts to grow off shoots? Here are several plants that are safe for cats and dogs. Do you have pets? You can easily root the Hoya in water too. When you water your Hoya keep the soil moist but in spring and summer. The leaves have a waxy texture to them and lovely foliage. Now that you know how to propagate the hoya, go get your own Hoya Carnosa. This is my favorite plant and the blossoms are beautiful. You’ll be able to make more of these beautiful plants without spending money and even have extras for gift giving to friends and family. Plant the cutting in the soil. Even though I got … They’re fabu  for holding down cuttings, making wreaths, flower arranging and training topiaries. Most Aroid plants can be propagated in water, including pothos plants, philodendrons, monsteras, and ZZ plants. So if you want to propagate your hoya retusa, I recommend the stem tip cutting. Does your 4th propagating method work for wax hoya’s? I started some leaf cuttings again a few months ago, just know that the petiole has to be attached, and once again they all rooted fairly quickly. You can easily root the Hoya in water too. Plus it started having double blossoms. If roots are showing on the stem, you can pin it down on a small pot of mix & it’ll further root that way. Maybe you have 1 that you love and want to share it with a friend. You can read our policies here. I used a popsicle making container (fancy propagation equipment!) Kaysa, Kaysa – I’m assuming you mean Shooting Star Hoya. 1. May 6, 2019 – Impulse Purchase of a Hoya Cutting. No flowers but it was huge. The new plant (if you indeed get one to grow this way) will be genetically identical to the plant which the leaf was taken from. You can follow the same steps, except when you go to put the cutting in soil, you nix that step and place it in water instead. 3-4 weeks is all it should take. These are also called Hindu Rope Plants and Porcelain Flowers and you can see why! Let the cuttings dry out on an open surface for a day to facilitate callus formation at the cut ends. A handful say they have success with this method and the majority say “no go” – a new plant never appears. Some hoya species can be found in more limestone areas, so it would be intuitive for me to think that these hoya would grow well with a bit more alkaline (or “sweeter” soil). I love Hoyas & mine seem to flower when they want to. Again I use stems no longer than 12″ and have put up to 5 of them in a 4″ pot. When propagating any plants I always remove the flowers to focus the energy on the rooting process. The upside is that you can actually see the roots forming and growing, which is pretty interesting. I was extremely lucky to get my hands on a seed pod from my Dad’s hothouse after he passed away and have been successful propagating from the seed, I have 5 Hoya plants from planting 10 seeds.I think it has been 5 years, so yes it is a lengthy process. The 2nd way I’ve tried but haven’t had any success with and that is by leaf cutting. TIA for your thoughts, Hi Rachel – It’s hard to say without seeing it. I guess I could not root the broken piece as I would imagine it being beige is not ‘new wood’? They are my favorites. Take a few fresh cuttings of a healthy step tip with about 4 to 5 leaves. © 2020 Joy Us Garden | Care, Propagation, and Pruning About | Contact | PRIVACY POLICYDesign By Viva la Violet, Mother Nature Inspired Christmas Ornaments, Pots and Planters: Choose The One That Fits Your Style ». Hoya multiflora – This one doesn’t like to dry out. I’ve had leaves … Set aside so the soil can completely rehydrate. Hoya plants are relatively easy to care for. The reasoning is that the cut needs to callous over so that it prevents the … The plan is to try water propagation, which is where you put a section of the plant in a container of water for a length of time … This cutting was only about 4″long but I’ve taken them as long as 12″ and they’ve rooted just fine. The best type of medium for this species of Hoya to grow is orchid pot soil, sphagnum moss, coconut husk or cactus mix. If you want it to be trailing, use a hanging pot that is fixed to the ceiling. If you want it to climb, plant it in a pot that has a pole or trellis so it can climb up. Remove any leaf that is close to the cut end. That’s your call. Ixnay on this method also. Your videos and blogs are so helpful. I’m going to be training & propagating my largest 1 soon. In the video, you’ll see a single-leaf Hoya obovata that I propagated almost 2 years ago. Finally, you can’t get watering right if you don’t get the soil right. Crushing up eggshells or using oyster shells on top (or within the soil mixture) should suffice, as the substrate will slowly get more alkaline as you water the plant. Hoya’s one of our favorite houseplants. I have a hoya carnosa that started with a few plants in the pot and I have since pinned down some of the vines to encourage it to keep spreading and filling in. Pretty soon you’ll have a new Hoya plant and can place it in its own pot with potting mix. Nell, ” I understand that even if you can get new growth to appear, it’s not true to the parent plant.”. I don’t transplant mine very often. It will be up to me to propogate them. And we’d love to keep you updated with our latest news and offers. Now, I just want to clarify by saying this isn’t air layering – that’s a completely different method of propagation. But I’m just so scared to ruin it! last weekend, when I got back home on wed. I’m tickled pink to have you here! The plant can grow in almost all types of pots. I’v found them not to be fussy regarding plant size or type but I’d steer clear of a shallow pot. We have one of these in our office at work and it bloomed for the first time sine my manager has had it for 2 years. My 3 are doing well even here in the Arizona desert where I’ve recently moved to. Yes, it's a FREE guide that will let you know when to start your veggie seeds. The nodes can be found at the spots where the leaves grow from the stem. I would imagine that those stems that had leaves would produce them again. I noticed one of the first 3 Hoya’s to come up has started growing a flower spike. Select a 2″ to 3″ section of vine that contains one or two leaves. They can grow to 4 feet or more. My question to you is do I root them in water, the correct direction, or do I put them long way, like air layering and or stick the stem in soil? One piece broke off, the stem was beige and has leaves on it. Can you propagate Hoya from a leaf? Simply take the cutting as directed above and place it in a jar of water, with the leaves above the surface of the water. Try to cut at a 45-degree angle to allow for more rooting area and water intake. 2. I am not sure what to do to save this poor thing. When watering the rooted and planted cutting, be wary of overwatering. This cutting is a true cutting, meaning there is no root. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. This is because they have evolved in an environment that allows it. At this point, you can either use water to propagate your stem cutting or a moist propagation mix; both are equally effective, so it’s up to personal preference. And you know the advice: don’t overwater it! Hoya Linearis plant care and propagation also include growing the plant in a good pot. I understand that even if you can get new growth to appear, it’s not true to the parent plant. The Hoya Carnosa is in bloom in the picture above, and it’s truly a beautiful flower! When it comes to growing these climbing hoya plants, water should quickly drain through the soil. Then you can take these cuttings and root them in water and then plant in soil, or can just insert them immediately into soil to which you’ve adding about 1/3 perlite. Simply take a softwood stem of the plant, which is still attached to the mother, and pin it into a pot filled with light mix. Years ago l had a huge. Propagation is the method of multiplying the houseplants you have with little effort and money. Place the cutting in the water. Some people like to dip the ends of their cuttings in a rooting hormone before planting. Fresh Hoya seed can be hard to find, difficult to germinate and is the most time consuming way to propagate from start to finish. I’ll start with the “no have tried” method which is by seed. Nell. Keep the cutting or cuttings indoors. Hi – To the best of my knowledge, stems (of plants in general) do photosynthesize as long as they’re green. I did this last weekend and have some stems rooting now to put back with the mother plant. Remove any leaf that is … Care Tips For Growing Hoya Plants Outdoors, How I Prune, Propagate & Train My Stunning Hoya, You can find more houseplant info in my simple and easy to digest houseplant care guide: Keep Your Houseplants Alive. Hoya propagate by stem cuttings easily as long as a node or 2 is in water. 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