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Hoya Meliflua

This is my Hoya Meliflua. The plant just grow tall without any branch.

Hoya Meliflua has rigid leaves that don’t show any vines. According to the Wikipedia this Hoya is came from my own country, the Philippines. The site says, the plant is common to apayao, La Union, Rizal, Bataan, Laguna, Mindoro, Palawan, Negros, Panay and Leyte.

I did not see the actual flowers yet since mine is still a baby, but hoping to blooms soon. According to Wikipedia that the flowers are reddish orange and have nectaries near the base.

The name of the Meliflua is derived from the word “Mellis” which means honeydew and word “Flou” meaning is flow. these two words combined was created due to the dark nectar that stains the flowers and it’s flowered in every June.

Hoya Meliflua is another species of hoya that is easy to care but I was just wondering why it’s hard for this plant to branch. As you can see in the video, it just growing into long single vine. I decided to cut with hope that he will branch somehow.

As an update, it is about two months now since I cut my hoya Meliflua however there is no indication of a new branch.

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New plant collections arrived from thailand

Three new rare plant collections arrived from Thailand.

There are three rare houseplants that I really wanted to have however, they are just too expensive for just a cuttings. What are those rare plants? Monstera Peru, Scindapsus Treubii Dark Form and Scindapsus Moonlight. Well, I can’t believe I have them. So lucky to know somebody who always have shipment from Thailand for rare plants.

I admit, still expensive but at least I do not do the extra transaction other than just wait patiently if they call me that the plant I ordered arrive and I could pick them up.

It was so funny or I don’t know…, when I got there to pick up Saturday that was Sept 19 at 4:35 because they gave me a qoute for how much the plants are before I pick them up, I just bring enough cash but he denied it. I even show to him the exchange messages but he said he didn’t do it.

Anyhow, to make the story short, I still bought the plant. I supposed to buy ten pots each plants but money was so tight, it ended up five pots each. Of course, a little bit disappointed but in the long run I’m still okay with them.

The plants are so beautiful. I cannot wait to see them grow, and sell some of them.

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My Little Cebu Blue Pothos

The Legendary Cebu Blue Pothos

The Legendary Cebu Blue Pothos at last I got you now. Hahaha!!! Since everybody is craving to have Cebu blue pothos and it keep on popping out in my Facebook pages where I’m a member of, I was becoming too obssessed also to get some of this plant.

I been asking also elsewhere like everybody else does with no luck around my neighboorhood. I know one person that have it but she is so far and the shipping is just not too good at that moment when I inquired.

Well, it’s by luck that a member of the Facebook page I joined has some Cebu Blue for sale. The size of the plant is a really tiny weeny thing for $20 but I still bought it despite the dis-agreement of my husband. I knew that in his head, he already called me as crazy plant lady.

Anyhow, Cebu blue is really a cuttie lolz. since last month the plant gives me 2 new leaves and that I am already happy. It is one of the most popular pothos nowadays and it is really a rare plant. It is an evergreen plant that can be grown inside our home. Like other pothos, it doesn’t require much extra care so long as we water it regularly. When this plant will grow bushier, it will be prettier and attractive.

I really cannot describe how it really looks since she is still small rather than just a cuttie little plant. I will probably update in the next few months.

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Monstera adansonii propagation

Monstera Adansonii or Philodendron Swiss Cheese plant is one of the easiest plant to propagate. You can snip off a section with one or two node either put the cuttings directly to the soil or propagate the cuttings in water.

My best way to propagate Monstera Adansonii is to put the cuttings in water. Actually, I tried both but for me, the most successful one is rooted in water then transfer to the soil and put in a cooler area to grow.

I chosed to snip off in individual node, this is my fifth times propagating Monstera Adansonii and so far, this is also the fastest batch to roots. Well, there are 3 bottles full of 1 node cuttings in water but for some reason only one bottle rooted the cuttings within 3 weeks. Surprisingly!

The pictures posted was the result of my water propagation after 3 weeks. I have several cuttings propagated at the same time, yet the rest of the cuttings in the other bottle placed in other location shows no roots. Basically, in my own understanding, the plant have their own will to grow.

As we can see on the pictures, these are ready to transplant. I will make an update how she grow after a week of transplanting them to the soil.

By the way, the recommendation is at least 2 nodes from the expert it is my own choice to snip one node to propagate because I am a hard-headed lolz, I just want to experiment in my own way honestly, so far I don’t have any problem. If you have rooting hormone you can use that too to root. What I do, I always check the water every day, when the water is clear, you’re good to go don’t disturb them, if the water is not clear change the water right away and wash the cuttings, it is a sign of disease. Continue to do so until you will see the roots. Do not put in direct sunlight. Just to let you know, I am not an expert here, I just want to do experimentation. So please follow the expert.

Picture will be posted soon!