I found a Hoya Plant about 12 years ago…it was in a small pot and was flowering. I repotted it and it stopped giving flowers for 12 years.
It got quite big so I wanted to re-pot in a pretty pot…still I have not flowers. I believe that Hoya do not grow flowers an like to become root bound. It is now thirteen years and still no flowers…what can I do?
You are spot on when you say Hoyas like to be pot-bound, and I think re-potting yours has is deterred it from flowering whilst it fills up the pot again.
To make the plant more pot-bound, some people remove a bit of soil and push pebbles etc in. You could also re-pot it into a tighter pot.
However, I think the best thing is to be patient and wait for it to fill the new pot. Feed with a 1/3 strength fertiliser in the warmer months and allow a little direct sunlight – this might give it a kick in the right direction.
Feel free to send me a picture – I can give you more accurate guidance and check for any other problems.
The pictures below are ‘Before’ and ‘After’ I pruned and tidied up a tangled Hoya carnosa. I was carefully to remove as much dead or diseased material as possible, without removing too many of the healthy vines. It is important to try to keep the flower umbels intact, so check each vine carefully before you do any trimming.
Invigorating a Hoya carnosa
This Hoya carnosa is in much better shape – it is much more open and the flowers are more orientated to the top of
the plant, creating a lovely display.
Thanks for your message and I hope this helps,
Thanks you for your advice.
I do not know how much longer it will take before it flowers…the first time I re-potted it…was 12 years.
I had no idea that that was what Hoya’s do so I would not have re-potted it a year ago…I can’t wait to see those beautiful flowers.
My Hoya was almost hanging to the floor…I cut off about 4 feet and quite a lot of pieces in between…I am so sorry that I did not find your website before.
Really would love to see some flowers.