my hoya hindu rope....

emerald1951February 16, 2013

Hi all.....
I just wanted to post this picture of my hoya hindu rope,
its close to 7 feet long now...and I think it needs a bigger pot.....I was wondering if I transplant it some time between now and spring, will it still bloom or will the transplanting make it skip blooming this year?
linda

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Linda,

That is one amazing looking Hoya compacta, I never seen one so long & healthy looking.

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, but invite you to post it over at Hoya forum. Likely you'd get some good feedback there.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:47AM
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emerald1951

Hi and Thank you....you would never know this plant was infested with mealy bugs a year and half ago...I found Bayer tablets that you push into the soil and I gave the plant (not the soil) a shower twice a week until they were gone...the tablets did a great job killing when the bugs sucked on the plant, and the showers washed away the dead bugs....thanks again...I will try the hoya forum..linda

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 10:18AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Linda! How have you been? I owe you:-)

It's bee crazy about my part of the world and yet I wanted to take the time to tell you that you have one of the nicest Hoyta plants I have ever seen, along with your CC too.
For my Mother to say she loves it says a lot! She hates most plants..lol

Hoping all is well and thanks for sharing such a beauty!
Does it flower all over the place and do they smell good?
I love how you got rid of your mealy problem. I can only imagine trying to swab them buggers out of all those hiden spots.

Mike

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 1:42PM
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emerald1951

Hi Mike...thank you and your mom for the nice comments..it has bloomed a few times...all is well here.....I guess I am like everyone I can't wait for spring, I was out saturday going to any where, where they sell plants looking for green didn't buy anything..:(
linda

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:47PM
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mrlike2u(**)

A better chance it wont flower but if up potting is done correctly and with care.

With that being said if the pot isn't budging I wouldn't re-pot it because it's a root ball nightmare you should expect some root loss which would be a contributing reason if you don't get flowering.

Not to sound repetitive but that is one long and very nice looking Rope.

There maybe a few things but what could be worse than a plant free green free weekend when the plan is to get them.

Chasing away the blues.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 10:42PM
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AsarumGreenPanda(z6 MA)

That is a beautiful and beautifully=grown H. compacta! I agree: amazing. Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, but I wanted to comment on the plant.

I don't grow compacta, but my other H. carnosas don't seem to like being transplanted in cool weather; they do much better when repotted or potted up during summer here.

Amanda

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 10:23AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

O wow, I LOVE LOVE looking at plants like this that I could never have. Not that I think I'm incapable of it, I just know I wouldn't be able to resist trimming those things to make more more more, waaaaay before they got that long. And I probably would have repotted it a while back, breaking some of it I'm sure. I always admire a plant that's been given the chance to mature, and the self-control and patience of its' keeper in not messing with it.

Sorry you didn't find any new additions!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 10:29AM
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emerald1951

Hi and a big thank you to all that commented....
I think I repotted this plant about 3 times...and the soil seems hard maybe it is all roots...I was going to repot it one more time and then in the future take cuttings and start over....this plant I am guess is about 6 years old...
maybe I will wait til spring and see what might be there for flowers and then decide.....thanks everyone....linda

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 9:23PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Great hoya, Linda!

Josh

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:51PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

If it ain't broke don't fix it....it isn't showing any signs of being upset about the pot size....a real stunner for sure....

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 9:24PM
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Lamora(4)

Can't wait for mine to get like that~~ but don't think it will, only 3 plants in this pot, but it is growing!!

Yours is very pretty, :)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:54PM
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