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09/11/2012 at 09:35

can anyone advise? I have a cascading hoya,15yrs old. it has only produced one flower this year although the leaves are glossy and healthy looking.

09/11/2012 at 12:29

It may depend on how well you look after it-we have one that hangs in a window during the winter-hangs outside in the summer seldom watered, hardly fed to my recollection -yet gets covered in flowers

So neglect may be the answer-or blame weather/ lack of sunshine

Where is yours situated and what treatment do you give it?

09/11/2012 at 12:42

Had you recently repotted it by chance? New compost, more space would account for it looking healthy. They would prefer to be a wee bit potbound to flower well IME.

Daughter has inherited one, 'cousin' of mine I expect, that we potted on asap last yr. Growing like mad, but no flower signs yet. J.

10/11/2012 at 17:08

Someone gave me a huge one  and it bloomed like mad every year when it was in a northerly facing window. But as it got bigger I had to move it to the landing, by a skylight, and I'm lucky if I get one flower each year now. It must be temperamental, but someone told me they like it shady. Am I wrong?

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