Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hoya kerrii doing things that vines do

I've been ignoring this one. I hung it outside in a tree when it got too big to stay on the stoop and forgot about it. It's been getting water almost exclusively when it rains and seems to be pretty happy that I left it alone to do it's thing. I just never really look at it, so when I went outside to do something else I noticed it's plan to dominate and take over the tree.

It has begun...

Go, kerrii, go!

H. kerrii is one of those vining/climbing Hoyas. It's stems are very tough and not easily trained though, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about this once it has to come back inside. I kind of feel bad moving it after it clearly put in effort to climb the tree.

No Hoya flowers this summer, and we're heading into fall here. So at this point it's safe to say we won't be seeing any this year. Neofinetia falcata 'White Tara' x 'Crystal Palace' is working on some flowers, as is my Nepenthes Judith Finn, so there's always that. I'll figure out how to bloom Hoyas one day.


  1. That's awesome! What an impressive vine. I've been told that hoyas are slow growers, but yours seems to be flourishing! It must feel really comfortable hanging out there. I've also been told to keep hoyas in small pots to make them flower, but your pot doesnt appear too big, and the plant looks really healthy and happy, so probably just a matter of time before it flowers (and when it does, you'll probably get a lot!), which looks really pretty (online), and is scented too I've read. Hoyas propagate really well through cuttings, so maybe you can use the vine as a cutting for friends? :) Go, kerrii!