Last updated:
17 apr 2014

Hoya acicularis

 

 


I bought this hoya in September 2011 from Thailand. We had ordered from them before and were really pleased with what we got so we decided to place a new order almost directly after the first delivery had arrived. I didn't plan on ordering Hoya acicularis, but it seemed like one of the few challenges I had left so I ordered one... I also liked the name!

 

A hoya friend had bought this before, but her plant lost leaves and in the end it went to the hoya heaven, so it felt a little unsure after I had potted my plant. The rooted plant was very generous and the vines were long. I chose to wrap it on a support (about 50 cm high) and the result was really nice. The plant started loosing leaves and parts of the vines started drying up so I didn't have any high expectations, but I kept it there under the grow lights in my hoya room in the basement. I cut of the dead parts as they appeared... until one day at the end of November 2011 when I noticed several new leaves and in mid December it has started to grow several new vines so there was hope after all! At least then...

 

I should have cut the plant down and started over with new cuttings, but I waited too long so in the end all I could save was a small cutting. It's now April 2014 and it has rooted and started growing, but it'll take forever to become as nice as it used to be. Buying rooted plants are a risk and this time it didn't make it. We'll see if that little cutting can grow into something... some day. 

 

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