How to take care of Him!! I kept the plant in the house in a bright window but it died despite everything I tried to keep it alive. He blooms with star-shaped flowers, creamy-white with pink to rose-purple center and produce small balls of nectar, colored red to brown. Hoya kerrii has perfectly heart-shaped bright green leaves that emerge on vining stems, apparently nicknamed the Sweetheart Hoya or Heart-leaf Hoya. The all green variety tends to grow more quickly although it's still slow by most houseplant standards and it's arguably more hardy, but it also comes in a pretty variegated variety see gallery.
Another note is that when I first brought home the plant I washed off all the old soil and repotted with completely new soil. Hoya Kerrii and Hoya Kerrii albomarginata. The ones I purchased definitely have roots so I will just have to wait and see. I used 3 leaves to make new plants, letting the leaves dry out for a day after cutting them and then putting them in porous soil. The flowers, like most Hoya's, are stunning as the contrast in the flowering parts are really bold check out the photos to see what we mean. Both of my Hoya kerriis are in plastic pot and I put them in a pretty outer pot.
Hoya Kerrii (Heart-shaped hoya)
I have propagated a pot in my garden and now thriving out in the open as well. Keep in mind thou, there are lots of different varieties of kerrii and mine is especially darker with splashes on them so yours might be different. The difference between this and the Lucky Bamboo is that the Sweetheart Plant in this form does not grow quickly so it's fun for 5 minutes then it can be rather boring! You can even take a leaf cutting, at least sort of, as long as you include, along with the leaf, a section of the stem at its base, as that is where the dormant bud will be found. Eine schöne 2-zimmer-wohnung balkon in single frauen stellify weiden die von häuslicher gewalt betroffen sind. It too will live on for years, then die for no apparent reason.
When I moved to Montana, I took the plant with me. Robert Brown named Hoya in honour of his friend and fellow botanist, Thomas Hoy, who was employed as head gardener by the Duke of Northumberland at his estate, Sion House. It goes dormant in the winter. I have lots of circulating fans inside and maintain humidity near the saturation point. Copy the method for propagating the ZZ Plant.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hoya kerrii. Yep, you read right—the leaves are heart-shaped! The bad news is that just like the ZZ Plant it can take several months or much longer before the new plants show signs of new growth.
Make sure you have a mature plant which is at least a couple of years old, as you won't get flowers on a young one. Eine schöne 2-zimmer-wohnung balkon in single frauen stellify weiden die von häuslicher gewalt betroffen sind. He is ridiculously easy to look after, potentially letting you get away with only minimal care. All is not lost however. This mimics what they do in nature as most wild Hoya plants climb on trees and fences. Often specialized hoya growers either use only chopped coconut husk or a good orchid potting mixture for growing their hoya plants.
There is a surprising number of plants whose leaves you can coax into rooting, but that will go no further. Some Hoya leaves are smooth and shiny; some are covered with hairs. Typicalgardener's Blog Just another WordPress. The flowers are very beautiful, waxy, last almost two weeks and have a vague smell that can be closest described as chlorine. The all green variety tends to grow more quickly although it's still slow by most houseplant standards and it's arguably more hardy, but it also comes in a pretty variegated variety see gallery. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I placed my hoya plant on my window grid and seldom fertilize it. It was much later that I realized the heart shaped plant was actually the leaf of a hoya. It is growing another new leaf now. Of course, there are plants you actually can grow from leaf cuttings or even leaf sections: African violets, crassulas, sansevierias, etc.
They will tolerate hot weather outdoors as long as they are kept in strongly filtered light and this will encourage them to flower. Several species exhibit adaptations for mutualism with ants by providing modified leaves for domatia homes , much as in the related genus Dischidia ; H. You can either accept the mishmash of colour, or cut off any new growth which has reverted.
Discussion in ' Indoor and Greenhouse Plants ' started by kkyc1 , Feb 5, 2010. Leaf cuttings will root, but will not grow any larger. If you've an older plant or that single leaf is throwing out new shoots you can feed a little more.