Garden FanciesTuesday, February 15, 2011
I was happy to have found these two little pots with cute faces as I was looking for such pots for some time already. I planted Pilea Depressa into them. Plants with tiny leaves can actually be the hair!
In the pic below, the little pink watering can is just a small container. I used it to propagate some Snakeskin (Fittonia) plants using their tip stem cuttings. No need to do any repotting later, hehe...
Of all the plants in my garden, the Hoya Kerrii has the prettiest foliage :-D
Its lovely succulent heart-shaped leaves are adorable. But soon I will face problem training the vine. The plant turned out to be bigger than I imagined it to be. Any suggestion on the type of trellis to use for this small little pot? This trellis will soon be too small...
Propagating Hoya Kerrii requires lots of patience! The hoya above was propagated using a cutting with two leaves in October 2009. It took about five months to root (no new leaves for several months!) and another five more months to slowly grow a few leaves. After that, when the vine grew longer only more leaves started to fluorish a bit more rapidly.
The total green Hoya Kerrii leaf (pic below) was propagated at the same time as the one above. No new growth sighted yet... sigh! The leaf at the back of the total green one is a Sweetheart Hoya Variegated leaf. It was purchased around Valentine's last year ;-) So far both are looking happy...
Two Sweetheart Hoya Variegated leaves had unfortunately died on me earlier, after growing them for about one-and-a-half years! One has its side/part of leaf touching the wet soil, resulting in it rotting. Another just dried up itself.
The pic below shows another of my treasured plants. Last April, when I first saw this plant - a total green Hoya Kerrii - it was growing in a hanging pot and looked like it was withering away.
I didn't have any system for a hanging pot in my garden, so I transfered the plant into a small pot and used two upside-down, U-shaped bamboo stakes to hold the tough vines. Slowly the leaves turned greener, nicer and grew bushier. Last month, new vines started to grow... yippee!
I notice both my total green Hoya Kerrii plants are a little different, in terms of leaf's appearance. Anyone knows if there are different cultivars of Hoya Kerrii for just for the total green type alone?
Happy displaying your pretty plants... they can surely make you proud :-D
Ha Xuan, so glad you mentioned that hoya plants can be revived. TQ!