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How to ID a Hoya Plant?

posted by: PlantsAndYarn on 11.09.2012 at 10:11 am in Hoya Forum

Is there any way to figure out what type of Hoya you have before it flowers?

I just realized that I have one that came in a basket of plants that we got 5 yrs ago when my MIL passed away. It has the thick, variegated green/cream colored leaves.

I always thought the leaves were neat looking but didn't have a clue as to what type of plant it was. Just dawned on me what it was when I was watering the plant next to it, lol.

So now I have two!


clipped on: 11.09.2012 at 10:19 am    last updated on: 11.09.2012 at 10:19 am

Newbie Question on Repotting

posted by: PlantsAndYarn on 10.28.2012 at 06:10 am in Orchids Forum

Although I have lots of houseplants, this is my first Orchid. I don't know exactly what kind it is, but it is one of those you get at the grocery store that just tells you to give it 1 ice cube or 1 1/2 tablespoons of water once a week.

I put it in a bright but not direct sunlight area. The ivy plant loves this area, so I figured the orchid would too. I have had it for over a month. This week the flowers started to die, but there is 2 left right now.

The question is -- would it be okay to repot it now(zone 5)? The plant is in a small cup which is lined with a heavy, clear plastic cup. When I checked the roots (just lifted it up out of cup) they are really packed in there. I read on another thread that it is best to wait till spring. However, I am concerned that if I wait till spring it may be too late. I am sure by then the roots will be up & out of the pot. Actually, I am surprised they aren't already. That's how big & tightly packed they are.

Thanks for any replies & any other advice you can give me on this plant.


clipped on: 10.28.2012 at 06:10 am    last updated on: 10.28.2012 at 06:11 am