Since we spend most of our time at home, we have been updating our house and yard this year. One of my favorite parts of the update is, of course, the yard.
During the spring and summer, I like to bring the house plants outside. My favorite house plant is the Hoya or Wax Plant (the scientific name is Hoya carnosa). It has the most amazing flowers.
I asked my daughter, Olivia, to make me this groovy hairpin leg table to use outside to hold my Hoya plant.
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How to Propagate Hoya – Wax Plants
These gorgeous flowers are so amazing and perfect they appear to be fake. The first time I saw them, I visited my husband’s sister, Lynne, and her family. She had a Hoya that her grandmother gave her, and it was in full bloom. What a wonderful sight to behold.
She propagated a cutting for us (above, you can see how it looks now). That cutting has grown into a robust Hoya plant that I have harvested many cuttings from to give to friends.
The beautiful Hoya blooms below are from my son, Sean’s, plant I rooted from the stem cutting I cut from the parent plant.
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Easy Method of Propagation
Propagating Hoya stem cuttings are easy and fast; therefore, I propagate multiple pots simultaneously. That way, I will have plenty to give as gifts in pretty flower pots.
- Garden Snips
- Rooting hormone (this is the one I use)
- Potting mix
- Gardening gloves
- Misting bottle
Gather your supplies, and you are ready to start the propagation.
Fill a small pot with the potting mix using a garden trowel.
Using a pair of garden snips, I cut off a 12-inch long stem with a few leaves.
Then I place the cut end into the rooting hormone before planting it. I plant cutting several inches into the soil so deep roots develop.
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If your stem has leaves that will be below the soil level, then snip them off before planting.
I like to add three cutting to each pot.
After planting the cuttings, I use a mister to water them every day for a week.
After the first week, I water them thoroughly once a week.
Be careful not to overwater because if they are too wet, they could develop root rot.
My Hoya plants thrive in the bright light that is indirect morning sunlight.
This is a hoya I rooted several years ago.
The flowers and leaves appear to be made out of wax hence the name wax plant.
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