How To Propagate A Hoya Summary:
In general you can root hoya in water or leca relativity easily with a cutting that includes two nodes and it should be well rooted and ready to pot up in less than 6 weeks.
Hoyas are really popular these days and for good reason. The good news is that they can be propagated easily with cuttings. Welcome to our hoya propagation guide.
Hoya Propagation In Leca
Leca, the clay pebbles used in hydroponics, is a great medium for propagating hoyas as it allows the cutting’s roots to be wet but also to get a lot of air to them. Follow these steps:
- Step 1: Get a glass jar full of leca, but only about a third full of water. Use filtered tap water.
- Step 2: Take a cutting. Cut the plant halfway between 2 nodes. The node is the point on the stem from where the leaves grow. The cutting needs to have at least 2 of these nodes, one for the roots and one for the leaves.
- Step 3: Trim the leaves from the bottom node.
- Step 4: Put the cutting in the leca so that the bottom node is fully under it. You need at least one node under the leca as that is where the roots will grow from.
- Step 5: The leca will draw water up and keep the cutting wet. Keep the water topped up, so that the water level is just under the bottom node. The leca will wick it up.
- Step 6: Put the cutting in a warm and bright window sill and wait 5-8 weeks for the hoya to root, then you can pot it up in a very well draining hoya potting medium.
Hoya Propagation In Water:
Water propagation is the cheapest and easiest way to propagate a hoya. You can root a hoya in water in about 4 weeks. Follow these steps:
- Step 1: Get a jar or cup of filtered tap water. It is best to use a clear container so you can see the roots grow.
- Step 2: Take a cutting with 2 nodes on the cutting.
- Step 3: Trim the leaves from the bottom node, so that there are leaves only on the top one.
- Step 4: Put the cutting in water, so that no leaves are under water, but the naked node is.
- Step 5: Put the jar in a warm and bright location to encourage growth and top it up with water when needed.
- Step 6: In about 4 or 5 weeks you should have a rooted cutting ready to put up.
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