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Hoya

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Question: 474-511
How can I get my Hoya to bloom? It is in a 10 inch pot. I have had it over a year. Vivian, Alberqueque, NM

Mort's Answer:
Hoya carnosa or wax plant will bloom profusely with the right conditions. Like most succulents, it requires bright light and cold temperatures at night to set the buds. In the winter, you can cut down on the water and the heat. You could put the plant outdoors in the late fall. If the temperature is about to go below freezing, you should take the plant back indoors. Your soil should be at least 1/3 coarse sand. Add a tablespoon of bonemeal to the top of the soil to replace the phosphorus that is needed to bring blooms. It has a waxy pink eyed white flower, which is quite fragrant.

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Question: 311-5201
My hoyas have not bloomed since I moved them from a southwest site and my ficus have become leggy since moving them. Any suggestions? Catherine, Natick, MA

Mort's Answer:
Hoya carnosa or wax plant will bloom, if it has cool temperatures at night and sunny locations. I definitely would move it back to the prior location. You could repot in a two inch larger clay pot in a soil mix that is 33% coarse sand. You could add a teaspoon of bonemeal each year to the top of the soil and a pinch of epsom salt as well. Your Ficus will do well in low light or high light and might be able to grow vigorously in itıs present location with the addition of bone meal and epsom salt each year. You will need to thin out the ficus and rotate toward the sun every few months. I have found that in northern climes, ficus will do best about 6ı from a southern window in the summer and gradually moving it toward the window until January. At that time I start to pull it back to compensate for the increase in daily light.

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Question: 312-5201
How can I get my Hoya to bloom? It's in a 10 inch pot. I have had it over a year. Vivian, Alberqueque, NM

Mort's Answer:
Hoya carnosa or wax plant will bloom profusely with the right conditions. Like most succulents, it requires bright light and cold temperatures at night to set the buds. In the winter, you can cut down on the water and the heat. You could put the plant outdoors in the late fall. If the temperature is about to go below freezing, you should take the plant back indoors. Your soil should be at least 1/3 coarse sand. Add a tablespoon of bonemeal to the top of the soil to replace the phosphorus that is needed to bring the bloom. It has a waxy pink eyed white flower, which is quite fragrant.

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