This summer has seen my Hoya plants flourish like never before.
My Hoya fungii, has produced 11 seed pods over the summer.
I managed to catch all but the first – of which I gathered approx 30 from around the plant.
My Hoya obovata also put out a single seed pod.
Using my method of enclosing the seed pod, on the plant, within a sockette. It has proven to be a wonderfully easy way of collecting the seeds.
Even if the pod opens, the seeds are unable to float away and are captured inside to be gathered and planted right away.
I have experimented with several methods of germinating and in several mediums.
The best success has come from those I germinated in totally enclosed containers. A medium of orchid mix, perlite and potting mix have worked well, as has sphagnum moss and vermiculite. I have also moved them outside into a hothouse.
I am just waiting on the seedlings to put out their second set of leaves, before repotting.
I also gained a Hoya densifolia for my collection
… and look already an umbel!