Hoya - Forcing Rootboundedness
I have had my Hoya since 2003, at which time I got a cutting from a coworker. My mother had a Hoya plant that had many fronds, and was probably severely root bound.
It bloomed, and bloomed and bloomed. It would get little mauve, star shaped blossoms, and then would drop them. Daily. There were little stars on the floor to clean up, every day.
Maybe the plant was miserable and asking for help and it was being abused. I don't know. One can feel measure of guilt, if they must.
I plan to treat my Hoya the same way. So. I'm taking some cuttings, trying to root them and add them back into the same pot, to increase root bulk.
Wish me luck. I will keep you posted on my progress.
I cut my cuttings on May second. Now I wait for new roots to appear on my cuttings. I put the jar in a window near where I wash dishes daily, so I will be forced to check them often.
This may take weeks.
Once I have roots, I will repot my plant with new dirt, plus adding these five newly rooted shoots. Why? Because, Hoya plants bloom when they are root bound. Five additional root producing plants should force the issue.
I will keep you posted.