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Q.My 50 Yr Old Hoya Carnosa Is Quickly Dying! How Do I Propagate From The Few Remaining Healthy Leaves That Still Exist?

Zone 07740 | Anonymous added on February 4, 2022 | Answered

She was beautiful, lush & produced fragrant blooms 1-2 times a year. I’m heartbroken over loosing her! I named her “First Born”. She hung in the same location her entire life until 6 month ago when I moved her to the opposite side of my house. I only transplanted her to a larger pot once in her early lifetime. I believe she was root bound but she was so large, full & long that I didn’t know how to transplant her again. I believe these 2 huge mistakes greatly contributed to her death. Do you agree? I have attempted to include her before & after photos.

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Answered on February 5, 2022

The change in location may have thrown it for a loop. If the previous location had more light you may want to move it back. Also, the pot looks too large for the plant which can cause it to be overwatered due to the extra soil space. If you went up more than one pot size I would consider downsizing, unless there are enough roots to fill that pot. If you repot, a lot of Hoya owners use the clay pebbles or LECA (lightweight expanded clay aggregate) instead of soil.

Here are instructions for rooting a new plant in soil or water. Good luck!




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