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Posted 2w ago by @OptimalSalsa

Looking a little shabby.
#Hoya I saved this plant from the grocery store cart of death awhile back. Some of her leaves look a little rough and she has one long vine but is nice and full on top. Should I cut the long vine and try to propogate and cut the rough looking leaves off? She's my new favorite and my first hoya. I'm so nervous I'll mess it up!
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4ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
She doesn’t look bad to me. How long have you been nursing her? My only concern would be that it might stress her out more especially so soon after her rescue. I would probably let her get stronger. The exception would be removing any damaged leaves. I would do that now. Disclaimer: I am not a Hoya expert. 🌱🌱🌱
The long tendrils will eventually produce leaves and flowers, but if you want to cut it you can propagate it but cut above the leaves the node before the last set of leaves. It will then start branching. Leave the old leaves on as they still will help with photosynthesis. I would cut along the red line in the example.
@OptimalSalsa I agree with @Gordo on this. Follow his instructions and you will be fine.
Long vines without leaves are how they grow! Give it some time and the leaves will fill in! I've read in a few places that if you cut off just the part without leaves it'll tell that vine to stop growing so I'd leave it.
Thank you so much! 😊I've had it about a month, my main concern was the mushy spots on just a few leaves. I think I will cut those and leave the rest alone. Such helpful information, I'm a little less stressed about this plant now πŸ₯΄πŸ˜…

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