It was my third or fourth time ordering plants from this Hoya Seller. As always, it has been a great experience. The plants arrive fast and were packaged safely. (I’ve spent three minutes trying to remove the tape and find the opening in the box.) This time, the box spent three days in the city nearby (FedEx did not deliver during the weekend, and Monday was a holiday).

Plant import from Indonesia

Of the thirteen plants I ordered, only one Hoya had a minor issue. However, the seller promptly addressed this by issuing a partial refund.

When I receive the import, I remove the wrapping, and then plants go into a closed box filled with wet perlite. The box will stay in a warm place under a bright light for several days.

The hoyas’ roots are usually wrapped in moss and plastic. Most of the time, the roots are dehydrated. I do not cut them if they are not dried out. I noticed they can grow again.

In a couple of days, I will cut the longer vines into one-node pieces, leave them to dry for maybe an hour, and put them in a prop box until I can see roots coming. I do not use rooting hormone for hoyas, but for plants that come from overseas, I dip cuttings into Hormodine 1

I keep the bottom parts for myself as stock plants. Some of the plants in this order were only one-node cuttings, which means I will have to reroot them and let them grow longer vines until I can propagate anything. Importing is not a fast way to return investments, but it is a great way to expand the collection faster.

Unpacking video HERE.