My seeds came yesterday, They have been sowed and I'll keep a record and take pictures as soon as I see little green seedlings showing up. This is the first time for hoya seeds for me. Does anyone know how long they take to germinate?
My house is big. Lol hoyas go in the master bath. Succulents on the dining room table. Some of my succulents are even blooming even tho they never made it outside this year. Cool weather starts are in the master bath and master bedroom.
Move? No if anything I would live here and CA at least until my kids are out of school. After this summer heat I'm not so sure tho.
No way I could go from living in the country to the burbs.
I planted mine in two different methods, both sprouted in in 24 hours.
The first method was to plant on the surface of moistened, sterile African violet mix. The second was to place the seeds between two wet paper towels. So far both have worked. I'll be replanting the germinated seedlings off of the paper towel today.
It's been nine days and still no germination. I sowed them in two different pots in my hoya mix. (AV mix, orchid bark, perlite) They are both covered. I've been checking every day, but so far, nothing. I'm so disappointed. I thought I was going to have some obovata babies. I just got pachyclada seeds in the mail today. I hope these do something. I sowed some in vermiculite and four seeds went into peat pods. Will keep you posted.
I just went to check my seed containers again. It seems like I check them 10 times a day. And. WOO HOO!!!
I think i see a little seedling popping up.. Just one. But I'll be satisfied with just one. I'll keep watch and maybe the other seeds will get jealous of the attention and sprout. Here's a picture. I'm so excited. Can't wait to watch it grow.
I've got 4 little plants potted up into Thumb Pots. They are sooooo cute !! If you don't get any takers, I'd love to try some more.
I'm curious, as I've never grown hoya's from seed before if there will be any variation. Was momma solid or speckled obovata?.
I'll try to remember to take some more "baby pictures "
Well 5 germinated but one died off, but the other 4 are hold on so far. Since this is the first time growing them from seed, I don't really have anything to go on as far as what would be considered a good rate. I don't know exactly how many seeds there were to start with, I took them fuzz and all and pressed into the moss. Figured I didn't want to loose any trying to clean the fuzz off !! LOL...
I just laid them on the sphagnum moss and pressed them down. No cover, as it was so hot here I was afraid they'd fry. Watered from the bottom, They are in a mix of Jungle Growth Pro-mix ground fine w/ fine perlite and fine ground sphagnum moss mixed in. Keeps the little pots from drying out too fast but super good drainage. They are in the greenhouse in a medium light corner and look good. I'll try to get some pics today...I just keep forgetting...
podster, I've sent you an email. I have only one seedling that germinated from the last pod. It's not growing fast enough for me. I want to try again. I'm not sure why it's not growing. Could it be the season? I knows it's harder to root cuttings in the fall. Maybe seeds take longer to grow too.
Pod, I think you should sow some of these yourself. You never know it might have crossed with another hoya if you have other's near by. Could have a new cross !! That's one reason I like to grow from seed. Well, for some things, other things that take 3-5 years to bloom from seed no...I'm not THAT patient.
Mjsponies ~ nor am I very patient ~ lol I am really trying hard to reduce the amount of plants to overwinter in the GH and starting more plants would not be the solution for me.
Iamdigger ~ it might be that your little plant is developing roots rather than putting its' energy into top growth. No way to know till you pot up or see roots thru the drainage ports. But yes, I'll gladly share more seed.
I don't mind sharing more seeds at all. Just hoping I don't wash the container they are in like I did with the end of the last batch. I could not find the container with the seeds and finally guessed I washed it seeds and all. May find Hoya volunteers on the greywater drain field. Anyway, feeling stupid and guilty is how 1lisac ended up with cuttings of this guy. (feeling sheepish here)
Anybody add hydrogen peroxide to the water when they water these babes? Everyone water from below?
oldmansdarlin wrote:If anyone else has seeds I would love to have some. I have 1 Hoya that I got from my mother but have no idea what kind and it has never bloomed for me. would love to try my luck with a new plant.
If you would be interested in the Hoya obovata, I still have a few seeds left from the last harvest. Please click on my name and dmail me with your address if you would like these.
Any idea of how the hoya flowers are polinated ?
I have 4 diferent and other than cuttings I have never seen
How they could seed
Pd if you have some seeds again pls let me know
I would love to have some
Tks from mexico
Hi ~ I would love to have shared but am out of seed. I have been told that Hoya seed stays viable for only a short time anyway and probably would not be good any longer ~ I am sorry.
I will gladly keep you in mind if I should receive more Hoya seeds but it won't be till later next summer. All the Hoyas are now tucked into the greenhouse for the winter.
I am assuming that the various bees and other insects are the pollinators for the Hoya blooms. Odd but I never notice the seed pods till they begin to open up. I also think some types of Hoya are more receptive to producing seed but may be wrong about that. The seed is loose and fluffy which looks similar to milkweed seed if you have seen that.
Bump and Chirp are both girlies that were tiny and found abandoned in town behind a restaurant.
We are pushovers so trapped and spayed and are providing safe harbor for them.
They are now 2 1/2 years old and are fun. They have fit in well.
The count is five cats at home and one at work.
When we acquire another we usually say, we don't have one that color.
But these two were a color we had never had in over 40 years.
A brown tabby sounds nice. Thanks...
But you know, we needed them as much as they needed us.
It is hard to catch them still and posing.
Well, with the fall upon us, I was busy concentrating on my african violets. The container with my little obovata seedling was pushed to back of shelf. I went to check it this morning and WOW!!!. It has grown a little bit. And GUESS WHAT? I see another little bit of green popping up toward the edge of container. It looks like another seed has finally germinated.
SO, if anyone still has those containers with seeds just sitting there, go check them. You may have seedlings. I never thought it would take this long for them to germinate. Now I'll be paying more attention them them.
Well... here I am again. I am curious to hear if anyone had any success with germination and plant growth on the Hoya seeds from last summer?
The reason I'm asking... once again I found two seed pods when watering. I don't know which Hoyas these came from but they are two different ones and neither is the obovata. Is it worth offering them up to share again? Kristi
Here's a photo of the seedling, the one in the back, and right are your H. obovata x ? seedlings the little ones on the left are H. pubicalyx x ? seedlings. I had some H. pachyclada seedlings but they didn't make it =º(
Good ! I remember someone researching and saying the seeds had a short viability so I'm glad I could share them quickly. Wishing everyone good luck. If more seeds pop up here, I'll see if there are any other takers. Kristi