- Hoya Unboxing_From Thailand AHHoya _Part I
- Hoya chewiorum
- Winning the Plant Lottery! AH Hoya Nursery
- Hoya sp. AH-014 Comes From Thailand
- Hoya sp. AH-014 Comes From Thailand
Hoya Unboxing_From Thailand AHHoya _Part IIn foliage, Hoya cutis-porcelana may look like H. The plant was first described in Its name means skin of porcelain. It was the first to flower out of the 13 plants that came in the box. When I received my small plant, it was growing in a very hard plug of coconut husk that was impossible to remove. I had no experience with the plant so I potted it up in a modified bonsai mix, in a four inch pot, watered it well, and put it into a grow tent. I hoped for the best. I found that I only needed to water the plant very little. When I pulled the net pot out of its cache pot, I could pretty accurately determine when to water. It was only necessary every 10 days, or so. Within 3 months after potting it up the plant developed a peduncle and began budding up. I was pretty excited as I usually am when a Hoya gets ready to flower for the first time. The flowers are not long lasting; closing up after about 3 days, but make up for longevity with their unusual appearance. After getting that first flowering, I have flowered it a number of times since. It has also added another peduncle. I may repot this one in my conventional chunky potting mix, and take it out of the bonsai mix. I just have a feeling that I could get more growth out of this Hoya with soil. I think this Hoya is one of the better new plant discoveries in the last few years and look forward to it becoming more widely available. It does not seem to be a difficult grower and flowers early and often. It receives my highest recommendation!
Scientific name: Hoya sp. Hoya hates clogged soil! This plant will be delivered from Thailand. Most countries will demand phyto sanitary documentations for the plants to enter the country. You can add it to your order here for 35USD covering the whole shipping, no matter how many plants. However check more details about your country below. USA It is highly advisable to obtain the phyto docs mentioned above. Especially for CA and HI. No importer permit needed for up to 12 plants. Also, you need to have an importer permit for any amount of plants. You can apply for this here. For most EU countries you can order up to 12 plants without having an importer permit. We do not ship to Sweden as the national rules are impossible to follow for private persons. Adding phyto docs will not help. Your only option is to take the risk of the plants to be destroyed by the customs. When you add the desired item to your shopping cart, you will see there the shipping cost based on the destination country and estimated item weight or total weight of the items. For practical reasons we maintain only two shipping rates based on the destination: for orders to USA and for orders to other shipped countries. The actual shipping cost paid by the seller when sending your package to you may differ from the cost your paid for the shipment it can be more or less. This is due to the differences in actual shipping costs to each individual country and the differences in weight of each plant. However the shipping cost applied to your order is final, not negotiable and not refundable. Hoya is a huge plant genus. Most come from South-East Asia. Some grow very fast while others grow very slow. But most will bear gorgeous flowers with an amazing scent. This one is only available here. Signed by both authors! Please note that this plant will be delivered from Thailand. Most countries have some strict custom rules on letting the plants in. Those rules are aimed to protect the wild flora of the export country Thailand as well as not letting plant diseases into the import country your country.
Winning the Plant Lottery! AH Hoya Nursery
Hoya sp. AH-014 Comes From Thailand
Hoya chewiorum is a native of Borneo Sabah only and so far has only been found in the Crocker Range in hill forest. Steven Bosuang formerly known as Chew who helped set up the Kipandi Park in the Crocker Range in Sabah, which included the establishment of a collection of native Hoyas. Hoya chewiorum was published by Anthony Lamb A. Lamb in Sandakania Vol. I received Hoya chewiorum in a trade from a very knowledgeable hobbyist from North Carolina in early summer of It did very well for me at first, putting on a new vine with 3 or 4 leaves, and then came the inevitable decline. I lost all of the new leaves, and then the new vine died as well essentially leaving me with my original plant. In Early NovemberI was shocked to discover a peduncle forming on my miserable looking little plant. I never thought that it would actually bud up, but I nursed it along the best that I could, and eventually it flowered a few weeks ago in Mid-December I am growing the plant in an extremely chunky mix with very large bark making up most of the mix. The plant only has four or five leaves so it uses very little water requiring attention every ten days or so. I am hopeful that the RO system that I have installed will in time help this plant to grow better and stronger. I am however thrilled that I got to experience the stunning blooms for myself and encourage all of you, if you can find the plant to give it a try, as it is really worth the effort.