Read this somewhere on a forum : '' Once I had some cuttings sent to me from the states and for some reason getting anything sent from the states to Canada all ways take over 3 weeks but the cuttings looked great. I just dont know why the stuff from some vender's in Thailand come half dead. "
" Quel paradoxe !? " would a French fellow say. It is indeed surprising that they take longer from the USA but look great and from some Thai vendors arrive half dead after a shorter travel. There would be several explanations for this assessment, see below my comment.
One day a Hoya addict in Canada reported to me that his hoya coming from nurseries in Australia and Thailand would always look different than those grown in western homes ( hence under artificial conditions ) . It is worthy to note that hoya plants growing under tropical temperature have a lighter green than those grown at lower temperature. It is not just a matter of artificial versus natural conditions of growing : you would see Hoyas in Thai nurseries in December or January, the coldest months of the year with a much darker green than during the rest of the year !
Hoya and other plant collections are for sale on aleyagarden.com Plant care is available in various posts of this blog. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Find all Aleyagarden posts on http://aleyagarden-blog.blogspot.com